This study is assessing the effectiveness of a yeast protein on muscle mass and strength.
To help with this study, we’re looking for healthy males aged over 40 years, living in Brisbane (or nearby) who currently undertake (or have in the recent past) cardio exercise like cycling, swimming or walking and would like to add some strength training to their routine.
Please note, if you’re currently exercising more than 5 times a week or doing resistance training like lifting weights or doing push ups more than once a week, you will not be eligible to participate in this study.
Why is this study being conducted?
The aim of this study is to assess the effectiveness of yeast protein, compared to whey protein and a placebo, on muscle mass and strength.
Yeast protein represents a sustainable, eco-friendly and safe high-quality plant-based protein source that may aid in developing muscle mass and strength and have added immune and gastrointestinal benefits. However, more research is needed to determine if it is as effective at increasing muscle mass and strength as whey protein.
How long is the study, and when does it start?
Participation in this study is 8 weeks. During this time, you’ll be asked to attend our clinic in Newstead, Brisbane, on 3 occasions.
To make the timings of these visits as convenient as possible to you, we are recruiting on a rolling basis which means that the start date is flexible.
The timings of assessments are:
- Your initial assessment at a date convenient to you (we are open Monday-Saturday)
- Your midpoint assessment approximately 4 weeks after your initial visit
- Your final assessment approximately 8 weeks after your initial visit
If you’re interested in taking part, we’d love your help. Please see below for more information. The eligibility & registration form is at the bottom of the page.