Can a blackcurrant extract improve daily blood sugar control?
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 daily blood sugar control.
We will provide a supplement (New Zealand Blackcurrant extract or a placebo) for seven days and ask you to attend the lab for one day of assessments. Whilst you take the supplement we will also have fitted a monitor to assess your blood sugar levels continuously. The assessments will involve consuming a test drink and having blood samples taken. This will be repeated on two occasions.
To be eligible for the study you must be:
- Aged 20-55 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.