Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Participants needed for a research study

Participants needed for a research study

Dr. Leslie Shen, Associate Professor of Pathology, TTUHSC, Lubbock campus is leading a 12- week research study, “Effect of Tocotrienol (vitamin E isomers) on Bone Health”. We need postmenopausal women (at least 1 year after menopausal) for the study. Participation is free of charge.

The long-term goal of the study is to develop a new strategy featuring a dietary supplement (i.e., tocotrienols) for alleviating bone loss in postmenopausal women. Women are four times more likely to develop osteoporosis than men because of a decrease in estrogen level after menopause in conjunction with generally lighter and thinner bones. Over half of postmenopausal women will experience a bone fracture as the result of osteoporosis. There is an increasing body of evidence suggesting the importance of oxidative stress in bone metabolism and bone loss.

Our hypotheses is that 12 weeks of tocotrienols supplements will benefit bone remodeling as measured by bone turnover markers in postmenopausal osteopenia women compared to those only receiving placebo. The improvement in bone turnover markers associated with bone remodeling will be correlated with the changes in oxidative stress.

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If you are interested, please contact: Anna Rodriguez at (806) 743-2533 or anna.rodriguez@ttuhsc.edu