Prediabetes and Protein Study – join now

You are invited to take part in our study investigating if excessive protein intake contributes to obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Pre-diabetes is a metabolic condition and currently effects around 7 million people in the UK. The increasing number of prediabetes requires effective lifestyle interventions, such as diet and exercise, to reduce the risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Recently diets high in proteins have been proposed to improve glucose and insulin levels, thus reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes. However, the overall results of conducted studies are inconclusive thus indicating the need for further investigations.

We are recruiting:
● Men or women aged 30-65
● With impaired glucose tolerance (HbA1c values between 6 – 6.4%)* We can test this for you
● Normal to overweight (BMI between 18-35 kg/m2)

What taking part involves:
● 4 visits to the Whitelands College, Roehampton, London
● You will be asked to eat 3 different protein meals which consists of grilled chicken.
● We will conduct intravenous glucose tolerance test (IVGTT) and muscle biopsies.

What do you get in return for your time:
● We will perform body composition assessment by an extremely accurate and comfortable method (BodPod).
● We will measure your resting metabolic rate which will help you understand about your energy needs.
● You will receive a report detailing the results of your measurements: weight, height, blood pressure and blood results which you may find useful.

For more information please contact:

Ms Monika Mickute:  mickutem@roehampton.ac.uk
Ms Oana Ancu: ancuo@roehampton.ac.uk

The link between exercise, insulin sensitivity and type 2 diabetes – useful links:

Physical Activity/Exercise and Type 2 Diabetes http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/29/6/1433.full

Exercise and Type 2 Diabetes http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/33/12/e147.full

Acute hypoxia and exercise improve insulin sensitivity (SI2*) in individuals with type 2 diabetes http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/dmrr.1156/full

AMPK and Exercise: Glucose uptake and insulin sensitivity https://synapse.koreamed.org/DOIx.php?id=10.4093/dmj.2013.37.1.1