Exercise Study for Healthy Adults on Energy Drink use in Wildland Firefighters
The Effects of Energy Drink Consumption on Physiological Strain During Simulated Firefighter Work
The University at Buffalo (UB) Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences is looking for healthy adult volunteers to participate in an exercise study. The goal of the study is to look at bodily changes that wildland firefighters experience when working in the heat after consuming an energy drink.
This study will be completed in 3 lab visits (8 hours total) on UB’s South Campus (at Main Street and Bailey Avenue). Participants will drink an energy drink or placebo with caffeine, then walk on a treadmill in the heat while wearing wildland firefighter gear (jacket, pants, helmet, gloves). The study team will measure heart rate and core body temperature throughout the study. Participants can earn up to $120 for completing all visits.
On two occasions subjects will consume an energy drink or placebo before 90 minutes of walking on a treadmill in firefighter gear.
Compensation may include cash, checks, gift cards, debit cards, or incentives like gift baskets, technology items, or merchandise.
Healthy adults 18 – 39 years old
Exercise regularly (at least 2.5 hours of moderate exercise a week or 1.25 hours of vigorous exercise per week)
Not currently using tobacco products or have regularly used in the last 2 years
Not currently pregnant or breastfeeding
Does not have hypertension (high blood pressure) or tachycardia (heart that beats faster than normal, greater than 100 beats per minute)
Does not have any injury to the body
Does not have sensitivity to caffeine
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