Cork food research company seeks participants for new study on the health benefits of broccoli. Get a FREE diabetes test and get paid €700 to take part. ~
Cork based nutrition research company Atlantia Food Clinical Trials Ltd is seeking volunteers to participate in an exciting new study that will investigate the health benefits of broccoli and its potential power to naturally lower blood glucose levels and reduce the risk of diabetes.
The discovery that a compound in broccoli might impact blood sugar levels was first identified during research into treatments for early-stage prostate cancer. Participants were given a concentrated broccoli soup weekly for 3 months and researchers observed an unexpected benefit of reduced blood sugar levels.
Atlantia, who specialise in food and supplement studies with a focus on health and disease prevention, now want to explore these findings further and are recruiting up to 40 people in Cork to participate in their upcoming prediabetes broccoli study.
Selected participants will receive €700 to take part in research over a 9-month period. They will consume one portion of concentrated broccoli soup per week over 12 weeks (made up from a sachet with water added). They will then take a break for 12 weeks before recommencing. Over the course of the trial, participants will be expected to attend 9 morning visits. Those involved will not only be compensated financially but they will also have the added benefit of getting insights into their own health and wellbeing and the satisfaction of contributing to food based medical science advancements.
Speaking about the study, Project Manager Rebecca Kerin said, “The broccoli being used in the study is a variety that is naturally selected to be very high in glucoraphanin and approximately 9 times higher than those found in standard broccoli. So while you could achieve a similar effect by eating a lot of cruciferous vegetables, consuming the more concentrated variety given in the soup is more manageable and sustainable”.
To qualify as a suitable candidate for the Prediabetes Broccoli study, you must be aged between 18-70 years old, have a BMI between 20-40 and have a raised blood glucose level, so Atlantia is offering free blood tests to anyone interested in participating in the study.
“While not everyone will meet the markers to qualify for this particular study, it is a great opportunity for a free health check particularly if you are worried you might be at risk for prediabetes, you have a family history, are overweight, or have been advised by your GP it is something to be mindful of. If you do not qualify for this study, you might potentially qualify for a different study as we are recruiting more than 2000 participants for various trials over the coming month”, Rebecca continued.
Know the risk factors: Prediabetes or impaired glucose tolerance is mostly asymptomatic but is still considered a serious health condition, which puts people at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Risk factors include a sedentary lifestyle, being overweight, high blood pressure, being aged 45+ or having a family history of the disease. Atlantia is offering anyone who thinks they might be at risk of developing diabetes the opportunity to visit their clinic for a FREE no obligation test. While there, you can learn more about this food study and others.
Atlantia is currently recruiting over 2000 people to take part in various natural food studies in areas such as memory/cognition, muscle repair/recovery, stress, low mood, female health, and general health.
To book your free glucose test and to learn more about participating in a food study with Atlantia see www.atlantiaclinicaltrials.com/cork, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: +353 (0)21 430 7442 for more information.