UT Faculty and Students Research HMB Effects on Human Performance

Published: Mar 12, 2012
Jacob Wilson, UT assistant professor, conducts an ultrasound test as part of the HMB research.
Jacob Wilson, UT assistant professor, conducts an ultrasound test as part of the HMB research.
Researchers in The University of Tampa’s Department of Health Sciences and Human Performance received a $50,000 grant to study the effects of the HMB athletic supplement on human strength, power and muscle mass. The study, funded by Metabolic Technologies Inc. (MTI), will investigate the effects of 12 weeks of HMB supplementation in a rare population of elite resistance trained athletes during a prescribed training program.

Jacob Wilson, UT assistant professor of health sciences and human performance and the study’s lead researcher, said the controversial nature of supplements in general makes this a very important study, and one in which UT can utilize an array of technologically advanced techniques.