2655: Immunological Impact of High Olive Oil Consumption

Men and women, 65 years of age and over

This research study will compare participants consuming a high olive oil diet, to those on a typical American diet over a 3-month period and determine their effects on immune responses in older adults.
Major Exclusions
  • Smoker
  • BMI 35 kg/m2
  • Using olive oil or canola oil as the predominant oil for cooking for the past 6 months, but eligible if willing to stop taking these oils for 30 days prior to participation.
  • Eats more than 3 meals per week at a restaurant
  • Currently on a vegetarian diet
  • Consumes fish more than three times per week; but eligible if willing to stop fish consumption 30 days prior to participation and during participation.
Length of Study About 12 weeks # of Visits 1 screening and at least 12 study visits
Residency None Study diet Replace all fats and oils used in cooking or eaten with meals that can easily be substituted with those provided by the Center
Payment $25 for screening visit, and up to $450 if you qualify and complete the study Can I work? Yes
  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