Nitrate Supplementation in COPD Patients

What we are studying

Recent research with healthy young subjects has shown that foods and beverages which contain a high amount of nitrates may make it easier to perform physical activity. Currently, in COPD patients, we do not know whether the consumption of foods high in nitrates can improve your ability to perform certain physical activities. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to: 1. Evaluate the effects of nitrates in improving the ability to perform physical activity in patients with COPD compared to a placebo (inactive substance). 2. Evaluate the effects of nitrates in improving the lung function of patients with COPD compared to a placebo (inactive substance).

Who we are studying

  • Men and Women
  • Races:
    • White
    • African American
    • Asian
    • American Indian or Alaska Native
    • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
    • Other
  • All Ethnicities
  • Ages 18+

Eligibility Criteria

  • Diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

What is involved

  • 1 screening visit
  • 3 study visits about 1 week apart

Compensation

$75.00 for each completed study visit

Contact Information

Study Coordinator
Jordan Hauser
Email
hauserji@wfu.edu
Phone
Not Listed

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