Healthy Young Adults Needed for Protein Breath Test Validation

Researchers at The Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education are conducting a study to validate the use of a non-invasive “breath test” to study protein metabolism.


Who can participate? 

Healthy females and males aged 18 – 35 yrs 

Are either on monophasic oral contraceptives (birth control) or have regular menses 


What’s in it for you? 

An opportunity to contribute to our knowledge on protein metabolism across different activity states.

Receive valuable information regarding your physical activity (e.g. steps and calories), eating habits (e.g., diet log analysis), and sleep data.


What’s involved?  

3-4 visits to the Iovate/Muscletech Metabolism & Sport Science Lab in the Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport 

4 experimental trials (2 in-person and 2 virtual sessions at-home) which include: 

o Body composition and strength assessments

o Breath and urine sampling

o Resistance exercise

o 3-days of reduced daily step-counts (<2,000 steps/day)


You will be compensated for your time.


Please contact the research team ( for more information or to volunteer.