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This is a nutritional study that examines the effects of a variety of spices on cardiovascular disease risk factors.

Procedures and Compensation:

  • 12-week controlled feeding (all meals provided) with several compliance breaks between periods
  • $700 compensation
  • Lab results provided at no cost

You may qualify if you meet the following criteria:

  • 30-75 years old
  • Increased waist circumference
  • Non-smoker
  • Not taking cholesterol or blood pressure lowering medication
  • Free of cardiovascular disease, stroke, kidney or blood vessel disease
  • Live in State College, PA or the surrounding areas (please note this study requires regular appointments at Penn State, University Park).


Please call 1-814 863 8622 or email, mention the Spice 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