2690: VIVE2 Study: Efficacy of nutritional supplementation on physical-activity mediated changes in physical functioning

Men and Women, over the age of 70

The purpose of this study is to compare the effects of a 6 month structured physical activity program with daily nutritional supplementation or placebo on changes in functional limitations in older adults with mobility limitations at baseline.

Major Exclusions
  • Regular participation in moderate intensity exercise >30 mins/week
  • Current regular use of protein supplements or vitamin D supplements >800 units/day
  • Chronic or terminal illness including diabetes
Length of Study

6 months

# of Visits

2 screening visits, 5 assessment visits, and 3 on-site exercise sessions per week for 6 months.



Study diet

Daily nutritional beverage containing whey protein, calcium, vitamin D and other nutrients.


$15 for first screening visit and up to $900 if you qualify and complete the study

Can I work?


  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