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Gastrointestinal damage study

A time-course profile of exercise-induced gastrointestinal damage

We are looking for ten participants, males aged 18-50, to take part in a study to assess the effect of performing endurance exercise on gut damage. We require individuals who regularly participate in endurance exercise (preferably running).

What is required?

  1. Four visits to the LJMU Sports Science laboratories at Byrom Street, Liverpool
  2. Perform a maximal aerobic capacity test (VO2max) (first visit)
  3. On three occasions, attend the laboratory to perform 60 minutes of running on a treadmill at 70% of your pre-determined V02max. During each visit you will be invited to ingest a solution containing a mixture of sugars and insert a rectal thermometer (for assessment of core temperature) during the run. (visits 2,3 and 4)
  4. Provide four 10mL venous blood samples during each visit (via vena puncture). One sample immediately pre- and post exercise, and one 60 minutes post-exercise, and one sample 120 minutes post-sugar ingestion

Further information

For further information, please read the participant information sheet or send an email to Stephen Smith.