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Participants needed for study investigating fats and appetite

10 October 2017

This study aims to compare the satiating properties of two 'functional' fats: medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), and the mechanisms behind any observed differences.
The study involves three visits to our lab. You will consume a breakfast containing each of the fats (on each day), after which blood samples (via cannulation), questionnaires relating to appetite, breath tests (which involves blowing into a tube) are taken before you consume a buffet lunch meal.


  • • Body Mass Index of either 18.5-24.9 kg/m2 OR 30-40 kg/m2 (we will measure this as part of your screening, and provide you with detailed body composition data)
  • • Aged between 18-60 years
  • • Not a restrained eater (we will measure this in the screening)
  • • Not currently on any weight management diet and been weight stable for 6 months
  • • No known history of metabolic, digestive, cardiovascular or renal disease
  • • No severe dislike or allergy/intolerance of any of the study foods. Due to the test food and food provided during the buffet, vegans are not eligible to enroll in this study.
  • • Not suffering from anemia, or currently a regular smoker.

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Ethical approval

This study has been approved by the Oxford Brookes University Research Ethics Committee (UREC 171082).

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