Participants needed for food study – closing date 31 May 2017

You are invited to take part in a research study.

The main purpose of this study is to test if long-term intake of a 70g breakfast cereals and 50g snacks of wholegrain oats improves your heart, blood vessels and intestinal health. We aim to recruit people who are generally healthy with blood pressure within study range above 120/75 and 160/100 mmHg. You need to be between 25 and 75 years of age, non-smoking (or who stopped smoking in last 3 months), free of disease, not undertaking regular vigorous exercise and not taking long-term blood pressure or blood fat medication. Females taking the contraceptive pill or hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can take part.

Your participation (22 weeks) will include three periods lasting 4 weeks each during which you eat a specific breakfast and afternoon snack every day, and attendance at six study visits (2-3 hours) at the nutrition unit. The day after each of these six visits we will also ask you to drop off the blood pressure monitor, urine and stool samples (5 minute visit). Overall there are 14 visits to the nutrition unit (including health check and familiarisation visits). On completion we pay £300.

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Greater Reading
Angelika Kristek, Research Assistant, PhD student
Main contact telephone
0118 378 6833
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How to apply

Please apply by email to

Open for applications from
28 February 2017
Closing date for applications
31 May 2017