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Recruiting for a running study

Testing the effects of sugar sweetened beverages on vascular health


The goal of this research project is to investigate the protective effects of acute exercise against vascular function impairment caused by drinking sugar sweetened beverages.


Faculty and students from the Exercise and Sport Science Department at the University of Wisconsin La Crosse

What will you be asked to do?

6 visits to Mitchel Hall:

  • Screening visit
  • Assessment of body composition and maximal aerobic capacity (VO2 max)
  • 3x exercise visits including a 30-minute treadmill run with measures of metabolism and vascular function

What you receive

  • Body composition
  • Maximal Aerobic Capacity (VO2 max)
  • $100 for completing all 6 visits


  • Men and women aged 18-40 years
  • 150 minutes per week of moderate intensity running
  • Are free of chronic heart, lung, kidney, chronic inflammatory diseases, and STDs
  • Are free of diabetes and are not obese
  • Have no restrictions on participating in rigorous exercise
  • Cancer free for the past 5 years, do not smoke
  • Not pregnant
  • Body weight > 110 lbs


Payton Ruckdaschel, B.S.



  • 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 5 to 11 a.m. Friday, May 3


Mitchell Hall

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University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Mitchell Hall


For questions about this event or to request disability accommodations , contact Daniel Freidenreich at 608.785.6538 or


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