USC Blood Flow Study

ARE YOU AGED 18-35 OR 50-85?

You have the opportunity to participate in our current research project looking at microvascular blood flow responses (USC ethics approval HREC: A/15/706)

Purpose of Research: To explore the effect of exercise intensity on calf muscle microvascular blood flow responses, and examine the effect of aging on these responses.

Who can Participate: Healthy younger adults 18-35 years of age, and healthy older adults aged 50-85. To participate in this study, you must be a non-smoker, and have no previous history of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, or musculoskeletal disorders or injuries.

What will you need to do?: Participants will visit the University of the Sunshine Coast on 1 occasion, and the Nambour General Hospital on 2 separate occasions. Participation will involve measuring leg blood flow at rest and during a calf muscle exercise test. Participants will be offered travel assistance for the assessment visits and we will pay for public transportation or parking costs.

For more information, please contact the research team for details of the next step.

Researcher Contact Details
Miss Annelise Meneses (preferred contact) A/Prof Chris 0435 890 466 07 5456 5961

Volunteers needed for exercise blood flow research @ USC.

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