Are you a breast cancer survivor having difficulty walking? Do you have any lower-body pain that is restricting your mobility? If so, you may be interested in taking part in an exercise training intervention. UAB researchers are looking for overweight women - age 18-70 with a body mass index between 30-45 kg/m2 - with a history of breast cancer to participate in a novel exercise training study. Volunteers will be asked to attend two assessment sessions: an initial assessment and after 8 weeks of exercise to collect information about your health status. Further eligibility screening will be conducted by telephone. Volunteers must reside in or near Jefferson County. The study will evaluate a novel exercise training strategy designed to mimic exercise at higher altitude to support improved health and mobility among breast cancer survivors. Contact Dr. Stephen J. Carter, 205-975-0269 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or the UAB Exercise and Cancer Research Team, 205.934.5466 or email@example.com; to learn more.
This study will examine the effectiveness of two types of group exercise classes on the health and functional status in inactive adults age 18-65 with a history of stroke. You will be randomly assigned to one of three groups; Movement2Music, Adapted Yoga, or a waitlist group who will complete a home-based exercise intervention of either Movement to Music or Adapted Yoga. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 205-313-7455 for more information. Participation is free, and compensation is provided.
Are you a healthy person ages 18-40? You may be eligible to participate in a research study about the effects of Exercise and Metoprolol (a blood pressure pill) on a protein in your blood. This protein is related to heart disease. Eligible participants must be Healthy men and women, African American or Caucasians and have no history of diabetes, heart problems, or kidney problems. The study involves performing exercise, taking metoprolol, consuming prepared meals, and collecting blood samples. Participants will be compensated. Please e-mail Dr. Nirav Patel, email@example.com if you are interested.
If they are over the age of 65, they may qualify for the MASTERS Trial, a randomized, placebo-controlled trial at UAB to determine if the addition of a medication (metformin) will improve the effectiveness of strength training in older adults. Participants receive supervised exercise training 3 days per week for 14 weeks with certified trainers in the UAB Center for Exercise Medicine, and free assessments of health and functional status, body composition, and fitness. To learn more, complete the questionnaire at www.uab.edu/masters-trial (preferred) or call 205-934-6231.