Protein Rich

What is the name of this study?

The Effect of Protein-Enriched Diet on Body Composition and Appetite: A Dietary Intervention and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study (Protein Rich)

What does it involve?

This study is looking at whether a high-protein low-energy diet (using meal replacement shakes) has an effect on appetite (i.e. how hungry or full you feel) and body composition (i.e. the amount of lean and fatty tissue in our bodies).  This may be important in terms of controlling body weight and reducing the amount of fatty tissue within our bodies and therefore preventing obesity and its health-related side effects. We investigate this using a scanning technique called magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

This will require you to attend the Imperial CRF at Hammersmith Hospital on 2 separate mornings over a 12 week period.  Visits will involve you having brain and whole body fat scans, having blood samples taken, completing a variety of questionnaires and following a diet prescribed by a dietitian.  You will be given travel expenses and compensation for your time and inconvenience.

Who are we looking for?

  • People aged 25-70 years
  • With a body mass index (BMI) between 27-35 kg/m2
  • A waist circumference measurement of more than or equal to 102cm in males or more than or equal to 88cm in females

How can I find out more?

Contact: protein.rich@imperial.ac.uk

Protein Rich