Blackcurrants

Blackcurrant extract study

Can a blackcurrant extract improve your health while at work?

Researchers in the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences are looking for people to take part in a study investigating the potential of New Zealand blackcurrant extract to improve your control of blood sugar while at work.

We will give you the New Zealand blackcurrant extract to ingest followed by a drink, and then take blood samples for the next three hours. You can do this while completing your normal work tasks at a computer.

To be eligible for the study you must be:

  • Aged 25-55 years
  • Body mass index >25 kg/m2
  • Not currently exercising regularly
  • No known metabolic or cardiovascular disease

Meeting any of the following criteria will prevent you from participating in the study: pregnancy, breast feeding, individuals with a blackcurrant allergy, metabolic or cardiovascular disease.

Further information

Please read the information sheet and if you are interested in taking part in the study and would like some more information, please contact: Sam Shepherd or Andy Nolan.