MRC seeks volunteers for nutrition studies


The Medical Research Council Human Nutrition Research (HNR) is recruiting volunteers for two separate nutrition studies - one will investigate the link between nitric oxide production, insulin resistance and metabolic risk in obese subjects and the other concerns sucrose intake in females.

Dr Mario Siervo, HNR clinician, says: "For our study into nitric oxide, obesity and metabolic risk, we are looking for four obese volunteers, each of whom will be required to attend MRC Human Nutrition Research on two or three  occasions. Three visits will be short (less than 1 hour) but on one occasion the volunteer will have to stay at HNR for about 12 hours.


• Your age is between 18 and 60 years old

• You are obese (BMI range: 30-40 kg/m^2 )

• You do not smoke

• You are willing to attend the research centre on two to three occasions, and you are interested in taking part,  please contact me on 01223 426356  or email me on

"In recognition of your time commitment, you will receive an honorarium  of £100 at the end of the study. Reasonable travel expenses will also be reimbursed."

The second study seeks female volunteers aged 25-40 for the SuB Study - a five- hour investigation into developing indicators of sucrose intake using a sugary drink.

For more information or to volunteer, please contact Owen Mugridge  ( or call the volunteer hotline on 01223  437611.

Reasonable travel expenses and a honoraria of £50 will be paid on completion of the study.


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