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The Gastric Emptying Study

19 March 2019

We are investigating the speed that a glucose drink empties from the stomach in healthy individuals who have Black African or Caribbean or White European heritage. We are also looking at blood glucose levels and the hormones released (that are related to appetite and digestion) and how these may determine how long it takes the stomach to empty. The study involves blood tests and breath samples before and after drinking a glucose drink.

Requirements

  • White European or Black African or Carribean Heritage
  • Age 18-60 years
  • BMI >18 kg/m2
  • No significant medical conditions or use of regular medication (except oral contraceptive pill, or antihypertensive medication - as long as use is more than 6 months)
  • Non-diabetic
  • No History of IBS, food intolerances, any gastrointestinal disorders
  • No previous bariatric surgery
  • Ability to give written informed consent
  • English speaking – We do not have the capacity to recruit non English speakers as all literature is in English.

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Ethical approval

This study has been reviewed and approved by the University of Nottingham Medical School Ethics Committee

About the researcher

I am a Research Technician working within the Human Physiology Group in the David Greenfield Human Physiology Unit at the University of Nottingham Medical School.

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