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The effects of high protein meals on glucose control in pre-diabetic adults

29 January 2020

We require volunteers for a PhD research study. The study will assess if the acute consumption of proteins will affect blood glucose and insulin concentrations in obese or pre-diabetic participants. We are looking for individuals who are pre-diabetic or obese aged between 30-65 years old. You will be asked to visit the high performance laboratory on four occasions where you will consume 3 meals of chicken breast. Small blood samples, glucose infusion and muscle biopsies will be taken.


  • - Pre-diabetics or obese individuals
  • - Glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) values below 6.4% OR fasting plasma glucose levels <7.0 mmol/L
  • - Non-diabetic
  • - Age 30-65 years old
  • - Blood pressure <140 mmHg systolic/ <90 mmHg diastolic
  • Individuals suffering from any complications (i.e. neuropathy, nephropathy, retinopathy, vascular diseases, strokes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease), those with anaemia, those who are pregnant, have high blood pressure >140 mmHg systolic/ >90 mmHg diastolic, current smokers, individuals requiring insulin or any other glycaemic altering medication and consuming high protein diets are unfortunately unable to take part in this study. Health questionnaire will be carried out to confirm your eligibility for the study.

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About the researcher

PhD research student within the Life Sciences department of University of Roehampton working in the areas of type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance.

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