HES recruits participants for bone health study

Researchers in the Department of Health and Exercise Science are conducting a study called INVEST in Bone Health, designed to identify the best way for older adults to lose body fat without losing muscle and bone. Kristen Beavers, associate professor of health and exercise sciences, is the study’s principal investigator. Wake Forest Health and Exercise Science professor Kristen Beavers talking and walking with an older adult female around an indoor track at the Clinical Research Center

All study participants receive, at no cost, a 1-year weight loss program led by a registered dietitian and including a name-brand meal replacement program delivered directly to your home. Additionally, study participants may be assigned to a supervised strength or vest training program.

Headshot of Kristen Beavers, professor of health and exercise science at Wake Forest University

Kristen Beavers, associate professor and principal investigator

Individuals may qualify to participate if they are 60-85 years old, overweight, willing to attend up to three exercise classes per week at WFU, and not currently smoking or using insulin.

To learn more, please call 336.713.8539, option 2; email the research team at InvestStudy@wakehealth.edu; or read and submit the “INVEST in Bone Health” pre-screening questionnaire to see if you qualify.

More information is available on the Department of Health and Exercise Science INVEST website.