Interested in weight loss, nutrition, gut bacteria, and health?
The Rowett Institute are looking to recruit participants (with moderate habitual fibre intake) for a weight loss study to look at the effects of dietary fibre and artificial sweeteners on gut health.
In this study, the research team will ask you to follow a set diet (all food provided) for six weeks, the diet will vary in fibre content and type.
You will be asked to come to the Rowett Institute for a screening session and to complete a 7day food diary to confirm that you are eligible. Once on the study you will be asked to collect food every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and on four of these occasions there will also be a short test session (approximately 1hr) where will take a blood sample and ask you to provide a stool sample.
During the 6 week study participants will also be asked to wear glucose monitors which are applied to the back of the arm.
At the end of the study participants will receive feedback on health markers (like cholesterol).
*Overweight adults (BMI 28-40kg/m²) who eat 18-23g of fibre per day. You will not be able to participate if you have a food allergy or are vegetarian.
*healthy males; or healthy females (on oral contraceptive pill, other hormonal contraceptives, or postmenopausal)
To take part/for more information please visit the study webpage at:
https://www.abdn.ac.uk/rowett/volunteer/scot_sweet.php or contact Claire Fyfe, Research Technician at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 01224 438664 or 01224 438752.
For over 100 years, the Rowett Institute has carried out research aimed to help in solving the nutritional problems of the age. We have four main research themes: *Gut Health *Metabolic Health *Obesity and Food Choice *Life-course and Population Health
Travel details: The Rowett Institute is in the University Medical Campus on Ashgrove Road West, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZD (beside ARI) with designated parking available.
Minimum age: 18
Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: At the end of the study we reimburse participants the travel expenses incurred over the 6 weeks.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet
This opportunity is also advertised across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.