Volunteers Needed for Study on Muscle Strength

Researchers in the Muscle Physiology Lab are seeking younger and older volunteers for a study on how fat affects muscle strength.

Participants must:

  • Be between the ages of 21 to 45 or 65 to 75
  • Be a non-smoker
  • Not be pregnant
  • Be free of neurological, pulmonary, cardiovascular and peripheral vascular disease

Participants will be asked to undergo tests for body composition and muscle function, an MRI scan of their thigh muscles, muscle strength testing, and wear a physical activity monitor for one week. The study consists of two to three visits lasting between three and five hours in total.

Monetary compensation is provided. For more information, contact Luke at the Muscle Physiology Lab by email at muscle-lab@umass.edu or by phone at 413-545-5305.