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.
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