The University of Wisconsin - Green Bay is conducting a study on the effects of exercise and fasting on the sympathetic nervous system. The experiment will involve 2 mornings (each requiring about 3 hours of your time) and will involve blood sampling and infusion of a very small amount of a radioactive norepinephrine. Additional testing associated with the study include a physical exam, a pregnancy test, and a skinfold assessment ( to assess body composition). Subjects who complete the testing will be paid $100.00. Interested parties please contact James Marker 465-2230 for more information.
Subjects are being recruited for a research project designed too see what happens to the stress hormones - epinephrine (adrenaline) and norepinephrine (noradrenaline) when a person is exposed (simultaneously) to two "opposite" stresses. To be more specific, I am looking at the effect of combined fasting and cold exposure on the response of these two hormones.
Before you read any further, you should understand that, while subjects will be compensated financially, the requested involvement is not insignificant. Briefly, you will need to have , a physical (at our expense), fast overnight, fast for 24 hours, and spend two mornings in the lab where data will be gathered. Doing the actual experiments, will entail ~ 6 hours of your time (2 mornings of ~3 hrs). In addition, you will have two iv's (intravenous lines) put into your veins. Having iv needles inserted does involve some "mild discomfort" as they say in the clinical world. Lastly, you will receive an infusion of a very very small dose of radioactive norepinephrine. It should be noted that ALL OF THESE TESTS/PROCEDURES have been approved by both UW-Green Bay and UW-Madison.
If you are interested in being a subject and/or have any questions, please feel free to CONTACT ME VIA EMAIL
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