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Preventing weight gain using Inulin-Propionate-Ester - iPrevent Trial

30 September 2019

This is a randomized controlled study investigating the effects of a dietary supplement called Inulin-Propionate-Ester (IPE) on prevention of weight gain and on weight management. We are looking for participants 20 to 35 years old with a BMI 25 to 30.


  • You are 20 to 35 years old and have a BMI of 25-30.
  • Plus one or more of the following might apply:
  • Weight gain in last 12 months
  • Not much exercise
  • Less than 2 portions of fruit/veg per day
  • Regular sugary drinks

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Ethical approval

This study has received approval from the Health Research Authority, London-Hampstead Research Ethics Committee.
Study title: Increase in colonic PRopionate as a method of prEVENTing weight gain in young adults
REC reference: 19/LO/0095
Protocol number: 18HH4903
IRAS project ID: 229300

About the researcher

My name is Dr. Katerina Petropoulou and I am working as a postdoctoral researcher on iPrevent Study at Imperial College London. I am a Nutritionist by background and in June 2019 I completed my Doctoral Studies at Imperial College. Throughout my academic years I have tried to understand the role of diet in health and disease and especially the role of dietary fiber on metabolic related bio-markers and glucose homeostasis.
I have a passion for research and for making people aware regarding nutritional information. If you would like to take part in our study and meet our team please message me!
Contributing to Science is fun :)

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