As we get older, we begin to lose muscle and bone mass which increases the risks of falls, fractures, and physical disability. Therefore, in the Nutri-Age study we are investigating whether a nutritional supplement containing potassium bicarbonate may have beneficial effects on muscle and bone health in ageing.

Participation in this study involves attending our laboratory in Fitzroy for 12 visits over approximately 10 weeks. The study involves:

Screening: We will first take a blood sample, a urine sample and measure your bone mineral density to check if you are eligible to take part in the study.

Research Study: If you are eligible, you will be invited to participate in the study. This involves:

  • Consuming a nutritional supplement with meals
  • Blood, saliva, and urine samples
  • Muscle biopsies
  • Bone health scans

Benefits include:

  • Receiving your individual test results including body composition and bone health analysis
  • Reimbursement

To be eligible for this study you must:

  • Be a woman aged between 65 and 90 years
  • Be at least 1 year since last menses (period)
  • Be generally healthy with no history of osteoporosis or diseases impacting your kidneys or muscles

To read the Participant Information Letter and find out if you are eligible, please complete the screening questionnaire.

To find out more, please fill in the following information and a researcher will contact you shortly.

For more information, please contact Dr Caoileann Murphy via email or phone 0468619003

This study has been approved by the ACU Human Research Ethics Committee (2022-2445)

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