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Dietary fat intake and heart disease risk

14 January 2019

We are investigating how a saturated fat-rich meal, compared to a monounsaturated fat-rich meal, impact metabolic responses in the blood and adipose (fat) tissue which link to heart disease risk.

If you're interested in taking part, you will be invited to complete 5 laboratory visits in total, including 2 study visit days where blood and adipose tissue (fat) samples will be collected.

Participants will be reimbursed for their time with an online shopping voucher.


  • Males and Females
  • 18-50 years old
  • Body mass index (BMI) = 25.0- 40.0 kg/m2 and/or a waistline of ≥94cm (men) and ≥80cm (women). Please note that a waistline of more than ≥ 90 cm will be used to define inclusion in men from ethnic groups including South Asian, Chinese, Japanese, Ethnic South and Central Americans.
  • Physically active (> 3 x 30 min per week)
  • Systolic blood pressure <160mmHg and diastolic blood pressure <100mmHg
  • No cardiometabolic (e.g. heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes) or inflammatory illness
  • Non smoker

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Ethical approval

This study has been reviewed according to procedures specified by the University Research Ethics (Human Participants) Sub-Committee and has been given a favourable opinion for conduct (REF NO: R18-P124 )

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