We are interested in ways to help people manage their weight using a natural dietary fibre called alginate. In this study, we are investigating whether consuming alginate in capsules will reduce people’s weight.
We are looking for men and women who are generally healthy, non-pregnant, non-lactating nonsmoking, aged over 18 years, and do not have any known food allergies.
If you are interested in taking part, you will first be asked to sign a consent form (we will give you a copy to keep). You can withdraw from the study at any time without giving a reason.
The study will last 12 weeks and you will be asked to attend the research facility at Newcastle University three times, where we will measure your height (first assessment only), weight, waist circumference and body composition. Your cholesterol, triglyceride, and glucose levels in your blood will also be measured at each visit. This will be done through a single finger prick blood sample.
You will be asked to consume alginate capsules with each of your meals for 12 weeks.
This study is being organised by Newcastle University and funded by the EU Northern Accelerator Proof of Concert Fund. In recognition of your time commitment, you will be given an honorarium in the form of an £80 voucher, upon completion of the study
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