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Community Trials

Long term (3-6 months) community studies which require visits to the Human Nutrition Unit research clinic for blood tests and other measurements – study participants continue their usual home life attending clinical visits to collect dietary test components and for study measurements. Long term studies allow the testing of products such as putative weight loss agents to be trialed.

Many of these studies are of a 'parallel' design, where participants are randomised into either the treatment or the control arm of the trial.

Current Studies

  • Can components of cow's milk lower blood lipids and other adverse effects of weight gain? 
  • Weight loss, metabolic regulation and the role of the adipose hormone adiponectin
  • The effect of bariatric surgery on weight loss and associated metabolic risk: a 6 month intervention trial
  • Does meal composition affect the ability to detect changes in appetite regulation in a laboratory setting?

Please contact the Human Nutrition Unit for details of other ongoing studies