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Neuroimaging Study: Your Brain on Juice!

We want to learn more about how the brain responds to juice intake over 3 weeks!

Age & Gender

  • 18 years ~ 28 years
  • Male, Female, Gender Inclusive

Visit Availability

  • Standard business hours (M-F, 8-5)
  • Extended hours (M-F, early morning or evening)


North Carolina (Statewide)

What will be asked of you

Participants in this study will come to the UNC campus to pick up juice 9 times over three weeks and will be asked to drink juice daily. There will also be 2 visits to have pictures taken of your brain (fMRI) and 2 visits to do complete some behavioral tasks (like tates tests). Some participants may be asked to have a blood draw or to do a third, optional, brain scan.


Up to $300, An email with a picture of your brain scan

In-person visits : 13
Total length of participation : About a month

Looking for Healthy Volunteers

Requirements for healthy volunteers are different than for those with a specific condition. If you are interested in becoming a healthy volunteer for this study, use the below categories to determine if you are able to participate.

Able to participate:

  • You are generally healthy
  • You don't drink sugary beverages regularly
  • Your BMI is between 19-31 (BMI calculator: https://bit.ly/2QSZ8Px)

Not eligible if:

  • You are pregnant or planning to become pregnant
  • You regularly smoke
  • You have diabetes or another condition which could be affected by sugar in your diet

Contact the Team

Visit Location

  •  Katie Gandee

100% Remote (online, phone, text)

Additional Study Information

Principal Investigator

Kyle Burger
Nutrition Operations

Study Type

Behavioral or Social

Study Topics

Eating, Nutrition, and Metabolism
Healthy Volunteer or General Population

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