The Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Exercise and Peanut Consumption
The Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Exercise and Peanut Consumption
Sponsor: NA
Enrolling: Male and Female Patients
Study Length: 16 Weeks
Clinic Visits: 4
IRB Number: 7466
Contact: Carlos Acosta: 6467748920 /
Additional Study Information: We will enroll and randomly assign 30 sedentary, healthy overweight men and women to two groups. Participants will either start by consuming peanuts for 4 weeks, and then go on to exercise at high intensity intervals (HIIT) for 4 weeks, or the reverse order. We will test and compare the effect of peanuts and exercise on inflammation and heart rate variability as indicators of heart health. Specifically, we will measure inflammation in the blood because there is evidence that higher inflammation is found in heart disease patients. There is also evidence that inflammation is related to death as a result of heart disease in healthy individuals. Finally, there are ongoing trials targeting these markers to improve heart health. We hypothesize that peanuts and exercise will reduce inflammation. We also expect to find less inflammation because exercise and peanut consumption activate a part of the nervous system that has been shown to cause a similar effect.Additionally, previous studies show that inflammation involves the mitochondria in the cell, the part of the cell that produces energy. For this reason, we expect that exercise and peanuts will cause changes in the mitochondria. We will test and compare mitochondrial activity in response to peanut consumption and exercise.
This study is closed
Richard Sloan, PhD
Do You Qualify?
Are you sedentary? Yes No
Are you overweight, but otherwise healthy (BMI between 27.0 and 34.9)? Yes No
Are you affiliated with CUMC or NYPH or NYSPI ? Yes No
You may be eligible for this study

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For more information, please contact:
Carlos Acosta