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Volunteers Needed for Bed Rest Study

May 2, 2023, 09:48 AM by SCOA

BRASS (Bed Rest in Accelerated Sarcopenia Study)

Study Explores the Implications of Physical Inactivity in the Aging Population

We are recruiting people aged 60-85 with Type 2 Diabetes, not taking insulin. You will be compensated. Interested? Contact Paula Skinkis at (409) 772-1907 or Download flyer:

Physical inactivity, such as bed rest, is one of the major causes of Sarcopenia, the loss of muscle mass in older adults. While bed rest may be effective to comfort from an illness or condition, it is also one of the major causes of strength and functional decline in seniors, increasing the risk of falls, fractures, and inability to perform daily activities without aid.

The purpose of the study is to identify the causes that accelerate the loss of muscle mass and function with short-term bed rest, a time frame that is modeled after what some may experience during a short hospitalization. This study seeks individuals, ages 60-85 years old with Type 2 Diabetes, not taking insulin. They are asked to attend 2 outpatient clinic visits and one 7-day in-clinic admission where 5 of those days will require complete bed rest.

  Learn more about the BRASS Study