Saint Louis University

Olivia Wagner, a dietetic intern and graduate student in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics is completing her research project on the relationship between food and energy sources during exercise and is looking for volunteers for the study.

The main purpose of the study is to gain a better understanding of the relationship between acid producing foods and energy sources the body uses during exercise. Previous research has shown that eating more or less of acid producing foods can impact the amount of fat or carbohydrate used as fuel during exercise. This study’s aim is to strengthen the previous finding by doing another study with better methods. Determining foods that change the amount fat or carbohydrate burned during exercise may benefit athletes who train for favorable performance results. Up to 17 subjects may be recruited with a goal of having at least 12 subjects complete all aspects of the study.


  • Age 18 - 60
  • Healthy (no diabetes or other major diseases)
  • Non-smoker
  • Not sedentary (exercising more than two times per week for more than 15 minutes per session)

For more information or to schedule a screening, please contact Olivia Wagner at