Blackcurrants

Blackcurrant extract study

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.

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: Andrew Nolan.