Cardiovascular study

Effect of drinking tea

on vascular function and insulin sensitivity

Do you like drinking tea?

Would you like to take part in our study?

The Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences (RISES) is looking for healthy males 18-40 years old who are non-smokers, to join our study investigating the effect of drinking tea on vascular function and insulin sensitivity induced by physical inactivity and overfeeding.

What is required?

Participants will undergo two periods of seven days of reduced physical activity (<5,000 steps per day) and overfeeding (50% more calories per day), each period being separated by two weeks. During each seven-day period, participants will be provided with tea samples (three cups daily) and a “snack box” to consume each day. Participants will be required to attend the physiology laboratory in the Tom Reilly Building, Byrom Street, Liverpool John Moores University before and after each seven-day period for a total of four visits, during which we will examine vascular function and insulin sensitivity.

Participants should be:

  • healthy males between 18-40 years old
  • physically active (≥10,000 steps per day)
  • with no history of diabetes or cardiovascular disease (and no first degree family history of cardiovascular disease under 50 years old)
  • non-smokers

Participants will receive a £200 voucher for taking part in this study.

Contact us

If you fulfil this criteria and would like further information regarding this study, please contact Kirsty:

Or call: 07780 876255