2685: Egg Breakfast Research Study

Men and postmenopausal women age 50-70 years

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the health effects of eggs when consumed with other cooked breakfast foods.  Participants will be asked to eat three test meals (including pork sausages and hash browns either alone, with eggs, or with an egg-free pudding) and have blood and urine samples collected.
Major Exclusions:
  • Smoking
  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Cholesterol or blood pressure-lowering medications
  • Diabetes, kidney or heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis
  • Alcohol consumption of 2 or more drinks per day
Length of Study: 4 to 6 weeks # of Visits: 1 screening visit, 1 visit to pick up food/diet instructions, 3 study visits
Residency: None Study diet For 6 days volunteers will follow a diet low in phytochemicals.  Examples of foods that must be restricted include whole grain products, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, beans, legumes, vegetable oils, tea, coffee, cocoa, wine, herbs and spices.  Instructions will be provided.  Must stop dietary supplements one month before study admission and for duration of the study
Payment: $25 for screening, and up to $385 for participants who qualify and complete the study Can I work? Not on study visits 2, 3, and 4
  1. Length of study
    Total length of the study including resident stays and nonresident visits.
    This does not mean you will be testing the entire time.
  2. Residency
    The length of time volunteers are required to stay overnight at the HNRCA. Residents have their own private room, bathroom, television, VCR, and phone during their stay.
  3. Payment
    The amount of reimbursement for travel and inconvenience.
  4. Number of visits
    Total number of nonresident visits.
  5. Study diet
    Indicates meals which will be provided by the HNRCA
  6. Can I work?
    Indicates if you will be able to work and if so, when.

For more information about this study, please call Volunteer Services at 1-800-738-7555 or complete our Study Inquiry Form.

We appreciate your interest in our program and we hope to work with you in the future.

Thank you,

The Recruitment Office
Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University