Who can participate?
Healthy adults 65 years and older who are not taking antibiotics, prebiotics / probiotics or a blood thinner may be eligible to participate.
What will happen in the study?
You will be asked to come in for 3 study visits and complete 3 phone/electronic survey visits over about 3 months. Here are some of the things that will happen in this study:
- Answer questions about your health, current medications and demographics
- Have vital signs taken
- Be asked about the foods and beverages you eat and drink
- Submit blood samples
- Receive collection kits and instructions for collecting stool samples at home and returning the samples
You will be given a consent form that thoroughly explains all of the details of the study. A member of the study staff will review the consent form with you and will be sure that all of your questions are answered.