The effect of body composition and training status on LBNP tolerance
We are looking for healthy volunteers ages 18-39 for a study on body composition, standing, and reclining.
You will be asked to be in this research study for 2 lab visits totaling about 16 hours (Visit 1: 2 – 2.5 hours Total Time: 2 – 2.5hrs). You will complete questionnaires, have your vital signs recorded, enter the BodPod for a test of body fat percentage, and do a pressure test. Study visits will be at UB's South Campus.
Participants will be compensated.
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We have observed in previous studies, that more muscular subjects seem to tolerate tests of orthostatic tolerance (head up tilt test and lower body negative pressure test) for longer intervals compared to others. Given the importance of orthostatic tolerance in occupations (Air Force pilots subjected to high G maneuvers, divers emerging form the water, and others) and in healthy aging, it is important to understand the relationship between body composition, particularly muscularity, and orthostatic tolerance.
Previous studies have shown that muscular individuals have reduced venous compliance which may enhance orthostatic tolerance. We propose to mean body composition in a cross section of young, healthy individuals stratified into the following categories: resistance trained, endurance trained, and untrained. We hypothesize that resistance trained individuals will display more orthostatic tolerance during the LBNP test compared to endurance trained and untrained subjects. If substantiated, future studies will examine specific physical training programs to improve orthostatic tolerance in healthy and clinical populations.
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