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Diet and physical activity –keeping your muscles healthy and preventing falls . Volunteers wanted for innovative research project with University of Birmingham.

Bournville Village Trust is delighted to be working with researchers at the University of Birmingham on an innovative research project. The project is investigating how diet pills phentermine and physical activity can help to keep muscles healthy and promote /maintain physical independence as we get older. To do this, researchers need to learn about the normal eating and movement habits of people over 70 years old. They are asking local people to get involved.

What does it involve?

They need people to take part in a research study to collect this information. There are two stages to the study:

  1. Food diary – a record of all food and drink consumed for 3 days
  2. Physical activity monitor – a small monitor will be attached to the leg for 7 days. The monitor senses movement of the leg and can record periods of lying and sitting, standing and walking.

As the aim is to learn what is typical, taking part in the study won’t interfere with day-to-day life, in fact the idea is to maintain a completely normal routine.


These results are vital for the design of future studies of exercise training and diet on muscle health.

If you would like to help, or if you would simply want to know more, please get in touch with Renny Wodynska on 0121 667 1191.

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