Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago are performing a clinical research study on the effects of weight training versus aerobic training in African Americans and Caucasians with blood pressure above 120/80 mmHg.

  • Researchers are seeking adults with blood pressure above 120/80 mmHg between the ages of 18 and 50 for participation
  • Participants will be randomly chosen to participate in either a supervised aerobic or weight training program for 8 weeks during the study. Total participation in the research study will include 6 months of health screenings and assessments, free personal training, ultrasound vascular evaluations, fitness evaluations, and body fat analyses. Financial compensation provided.
  • Participants will undergo these procedures at UIC’s Clinical Research Center and Integrative Physiology Lab.

For more information about participation in this study, please contact Laurel Thur at 312-996-8980 or email at

This study is being conducted by PI: Dr. Shane Phillips in the Department of Physical Therapy, 1919 W. Taylor Ave. Chicago, IL.

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