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Dried fruit

Are you 25-60 years of age?

Are you in good health?

Are you interested in learning more about your blood pressure?

You may qualify if you also meet the following criteria:

  • BMI 25-36 kg/m2 (
  • Not taking medication for high cholesterol, blood pressure, or glucose control
  • No inflammatory diseases (e.g. rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease)
  • Non-smoker
  • Live in State College, PA or the surrounding areas (please note this study requires regular appointments at Penn State, University Park).

Procedures and Compensation:

  • Two 4- week treatment periods (dried fruit or calorie matched control snack) with a 2-4 week break between test periods
  • Measurements of blood pressure and blood markers (cholesterol, glucose, insulin etc.) at the start of the study and end of each treatment period.
  • $200-260 compensation and lab results upon completion of the study


For more information, please call 1-886-778-3438 or email, mention the Dried Fruit Study, and leave your name and number.

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This research study is being conducted by Dr. Kris-Etherton in the Department of Nutritional Sciences and has been approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) of The Pennsylvania State University