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Additional research is required to fully understand the effects of Capsaicinoids, a supplement that contains the active ingredient in hot peppers. Previous studies have demonstrated its ability to reduce appetite and weight. However, there is lacking information regarding the effects of this supplement on cardiovascular health and exercise performance. The intern will be responsible for collecting and interpreting various physiological measurements from participants, where half will be randomly chosen to consume the supplement, while the other half will be given a placebo. The participants will not be made aware of which product they will be receiving. This study will provide the partner organization with a greater understanding of the potential of this product. It will also permit them to develop a more strategic marketing plan that will allow consumers to make an informed decision based on newly acquired knowledge with regards to this supplement.
Dr. Jamie Burr
OmniActive Health Technologies (Canada) Ltd.
Pharmacy / Pharmacology
University of Prince Edward Island
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