Pregnant? Participate in nutrition research. We want to investigate how much phenylalanine (an amino acid) must be ingested during pregnancy to ensure a healthy baby. We are looking for pregnant women aged 20 to 40 in either their 13th-19th week of pregnancy or their 33rd-39th week of pregnancy.
- Amino acids, which are building blocks of protein and are essential in almost all bodily functions and structures.
- During pregnancy there may be an increased requirement for dietary phenylalanine and tyrosine
- We want to investigate how much phenylalanine must be ingested during pregnancy to ensure a healthy baby.
We are looking for:
- Women in either their 13th-19th week of pregnancy or their 33rd-39th week of pregnancy
- Aged 20-40 years
This study involves:
- Two preliminary assessments (one for each gestational stage - approximately 1 hour each).
- If eligible, you may be able to participate in 4 study days (8 hours each).
- Each study day will be at BC Women’s and Children’s Hospital site and involves; collection of breath, urine samples, one small blood sample, consuming a special diet and measurements of body composition.
Compensation will be offered to participants. If you would like more information about this study, please contact us today!