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Family Study: Gut bacteria and Dietary Fibres

26 September 2019

We are interested to find out how the gut bacteria of people from different generations breaks down different dietary fibres.

We are looking for teams of volunteers in direct link from the same family, such as:
grandmother, mother and daughter/son
mother and daughter/son
grandmother and granddaughter/grandson


  • Duos or trios from the same family and in direct link, such as: grandmother, mother and daughter/son OR mother and daughter/son OR grandmother and granddaughter/grandson
  • Age: 16-85
  • Do not have type II diabetes
  • Do not have Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Do not have Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Did not take antibiotics in the past 3 months
  • Did not take probiotics/prebiotics in the past 3 months
  • Did not take laxatives in the past month

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Ethical approval

This study has been approved by Imperial College London Research Ethics Committee on 21st February 2019, ethical approval number 19IC5040.

About the researcher

Hello, I am Monica and I am a second year PhD student at Imperial College London. I want to encourage people towards adopting healthier diets.

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