Adult Participants Needed for Gut Microbiota Research Study; $50 Gift Card Available

Adult Participants Needed for Gut Microbiota Research Study; $50 Gift Card Available
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Researchers at the U of A are currently conducting a research study about gut microbiota and their relationship to obesity. The study is looking for research participants with the following criteria:

  • Must be 21-45 years of age
  • BMI (body mass index) > 30
  • Not taking any drugs or antibiotics for the last six months
  • No gastrointestinal disease or conditions

Participation will include a short screening process of filling out questionnaires and taking height and weight measurements. If chosen, participants will be asked to provide one fresh fecal sample in a provided sample collection kit at the Food Science Department (2650 N. Young Ave., Fayetteville).

A $50 Amazon gift card will be provided as compensation. In addition, successful participants can get to know their gut microbiota profile upon request after the completion of the study.

To participate, click here to give your contact information, and a researcher will reach back to you. For more information, please contact Saad Sifat at


Saad Sifat, graduate student
Department of Food Science


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