Research Study

Past Study: Mirage: Men and Women 65 years old and Over

Study Status: CLOSED

Study Name:  MIRAGE

Study Focus:   Exercise in the aging


Study Contact: To learn more, please call 1-877-854-8475 or fill out the Contact us form.

Study Purpose: The purpose of this study is to collect data to help researchers understand how diet and exercise may affect certain body processes (fat metabolism and insulin resistance) which lead to the development of type 2 diabetes.

Study Commitment: 1 screening visit, 5 study visits, 2 overnight visits, and a 6 month participation in one of the following three groups (you will be randomly assigned): 

1. Physical activity plus dietary intervention

2. Dietary intervention program

3. Health education program

Study DurationApproximately 8 to 10 months

Study Qualifications: Men and Women aged 60-80, with or without diabetes (type 2), stable weight, (No Gain/Loss of > 10 lbs in 6 months), sedentary, non-smoker, and Body Mass Index (BMI)  ≥ 30 kg/m2

Study Procedures:

  • Physical ExamEKG (heart tracing)
  • Blood, urine, and tissue collection (including muscle and fat biopsy)
  • Muscle strength and balance testing
  • Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) scan to measure body composition
  • Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS) scans
  • Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) measurement

*Study requires 2 overnight stays at the TRI-MD facility

Compensation offered? Yes

This study is being conducted under the direction of Bret Goodpaster, PhD at 301East Princeton Street, Orlando, Florida 32804.