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Volunteers required for protein supplement study

Researchers at the Nutrition Innovation Centre for Food and Health (NICHE, Ulster University, Coleraine) are recruiting volunteers for a study starting in October/November 2019.


Information

Researchers at the Nutrition Innovation Centre for Food and Health (NICHE, Ulster University, Coleraine) are recruiting volunteers for a study starting in October/November 2019.

We are testing the effects of fish protein intake on short term markers of diabetes and appetite.

Participants

We would like to invite the following people to take part in the study:

  • aged 18 – 65 years
  • BMI =>25
  • non-smokers
  • non-pregnant/lactating females (or planning a pregnancy)
  • No underlying chronic medical conditions
  • Not regularly taking anti-inflammatory medication, e.g. ibuprofen, or any other medication or special diets that may interfere with supplementation and/or study outcomes
  • Not taking protein supplements
  • Not allergic to fish

The Intervention

During the intervention, you will be asked to attend the Human Intervention Studies Unit (HISU) on the Coleraine Campus for two appointments, two weeks apart.

The night before you attend these appointments, we will require each participant to fast and refrain from eating or drinking anything other than water from 10pm until you arrive at the university.

On arrival to each appointment, you will be fitted with a peripheral cannula, which is a small, flexible tube placed into your vein, by a nurse/researcher fully trained in this procedure, and a fasting blood sample will be taken.

You will then be asked to consume a drink containing sugar followed by the treatment/placebo.

After both drinks have been consumed, several small blood samples at 15, 30, 60, 90, 120 & 180 minutes will be taken from the cannula.

During each blood collection, the researcher will ask you a few short questions on how hungry or full you feel along with any urge to consume food/drink that are sweet, bitter, salty or savoury.

Discretionary honorarium

A discretionary honorarium to the value of £40 will be available for all participants who complete the study.

How to register

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Mary to schedule a screening appointment.

If you have any further queries please contact the research team directly using the details below.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Dr Mary Slevin (Researcher)
Tel: 028 701 23041
Email: mm.slevin@ulster.ac.uk

Dr Philip Allsopp (Chief Investigator)
Tel: 028 701 23125
Email: pj.allsopp@ulster.ac.uk

Study has been approved Ulster University Research Ethics Committee.

   Register your interest by 1st Dec 2019.

Register

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Project Staff

Dr Mary Slevin

Research Associate in Human Nutrition
School of Biomedical Sciences
+44 28 7012 3041
mm.slevin@ulster.ac.uk
W2066 - Coleraine campus

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