Participants wanted for diet and circadian metabolism study
Published: Monday 12th September 2016
The research team from the Centre of Exercise and Nutrition at the Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research is seeking volunteers for a study looking at how changing the food we eat affects the metabolic systems that control the body’s natural circadian rhythm.
The body’s natural circadian clock is regulated by night and day cycles, temperature, dietary intake and physical activity.
Disruptions to the daily patterns of meal composition and timing are associated with the development of metabolic diseases. The influence of changing dietary intake on the circadian clock is currently unknown. This project will determine how normal circadian rhythms are disrupted in response to diets of different macronutrient composition (i.e. high fat vs. high carbohydrate intake).
What is involved?
- Attending the laboratory on 10 occasions on six separate days over a month period, each up to 2.5 hours in duration that will involve blood sampling, muscle biopsies, measurements of body composition, diet and physical activity.
- Consuming a provided study diet for two x 5 day periods (one of high fat, low carbohydrate, and one of high carbohydrate, low fat), separated by two weeks
Benefits to participation
- Metabolic health profile in the form of an individual report at the conclusion of this study
- Advancing medical research
- 10 days of food provided at no personal cost
- Compensation for your time in the study to offset travel/parking expenses
For more information please contact:
Dr Evelyn Parr
Phone: 03 9230 8278 or 0413 477 697
Dr Brooke Devlin
Research Dietitian, APD
Phone: 03 9230 8052 or 0401 825 095
Ethics approval: 2016-77H