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UofT Faculty KPE – Ms. FIT Pilot Study

The Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education at UofT is looking for participants (specifically women over 30 years of age) in a new pilot study.

Briefly, the study is interested in understanding the effects of physical activity and dietary intake on women’s health and the prevention of chronic health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer. While there are important biological differences between men and women, as well as between pre- and postmenopausal women, research is still very limited on women overall. Participants will be offered a free exercise and diet intervention following the recommendations of Health Canada and Canada’s Food Guide. The study will endeavour to understand the health impacts of following the guidelines on the heart, vessels and muscles in pre- and postmenopausal women.

Study participants will be asked to complete two 4-hour assessment visits at baseline and after the 6-week intervention. Visits will take place at the Goldring Centre, located in the heart of the University of Toronto, near the St. George subway station, and receive $20 compensation for each visit. These visits should be done in the morning (anytime between 6am and 11am) after an overnight fast of 12 hours. During these two assessments, participants will be asked to complete some tests such as: blood draw, blood vessel assessment, physical fitness assessment, body composition assessment and some questionnaires. Test results will be made available to participants after completion of the intervention.

For more information, the study website is

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