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Slimaluma Satiety Study (SLMSAT)

Are you overweight & want to play your part in new appetite control research?

Check your eligibility here

If you’re moderately overweight, you may be able to help appetite research.

Thank you for your interest in RDC Clinical’s new research study into the effectiveness of a commercially available herbal extract on appetite control and body composition. If you’re moderately overweight (BMI 25-30) or ‘obese’ (BMI 30-35) and have an interest in helping advance medical research on assisted weight loss, you may be able to play your part in our study and see lifestyle benefits yourself.

Weight is a big issue in Australia & this herb could help.

There are many dietary supplements that have been developed to help combat the global increase in obesity, and constant research on how well they work is essential. This study into Slimaluma needs moderately overweight people between 20-50 years old and who are otherwise healthy.

If you fit this description and could attend monthly appointments at our clinic in Newstead, Brisbane, over a 16-week period, we’d love your help in this important work.

More information below…

About the product you’ll help test… a natural appetite suppressant.

The study product is a commercially available capsule-form herbal medicine containing Caralluma Fimbriata extrac. C Fimbriata is an edible succulent plant native to India and is commonly cooked as a vegetable or eaten raw. It has been traditionally used to suppress hunger and is currently marketed as an appetite suppressant for weight loss and obesity.

About the study you'll take part assessment & monitoring

You’ll be one of 120 study participants, divided into two groups of 60 – one group will take the active product, one group will take a placebo (inactive product).  Your appetite, dietary intake & body composition will be assessed on enrolment, and we’ll ask you to take a DXA Body Composition scan & blood test. Significant stages of the 16 week study include:

  • Enrolment – Attend RDC Newstead Clinic for enrolment, initial assessments & blood test.
    • Attend a local clinic for DXA
  • Week 1 – Start taking the study product
  • Weeks 4/8/12 – Attend Newstead Clinic for progress visit
  • Week 16 – Attend RDC Newstead Clinic for final assessments & blood test.
    • Attend a local clinic for DXA
About the benefits of taking health check & assessment

In addition to helping advance medical research on a critically important issue, you’ll also gain valuable knowledge about yourself through the following tests:

  • DXA (dual energy x-ray absorptiometry) body composition scans at the start & finish of the study, measuring muscle mass, fat mass & bone density.
  • Blood analysis at the start & finish of the study, returning information on your hunger hormones, liver function, blood sugar & inflammation.
Check if you can take participant requirements

Are you…

  • Aged between 20 and 50 years old (male or female)
  • Moderately (not very) overweight, Body Mass Index between 25 and 35) calculator below)
  • Not currently taking any supplement or food product targeted at appetite control and/or weight management
  • Not a shift worker on regular late night and early morning rotation
  • Otherwise healthy

If you tick these boxes and would like to take part in this important study, we’d love to hear from you. Please get in touch using the Eligibility & Registration form on this page.

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Calculate your Body Mass Index (BMI) here…if your BMI is between 25 and 35, we would love your help on this study.

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Ethics approval &'ll be in safe, professional hands

This RDC Clinical study has been approved by the Bellberry Human Research Ethics Committee. Approval number:  2016-11-834. The study is also registered on the Australian and New Zealand Clinical Trial Registry under Registration Number:  ACTRN12617000872336.

Your results in the study will be made fully available to you. Any of your personal information collected during the study will be kept in the strictest confidence. Trial Co-ordinators will supervise your progress throughout the study.


About the location of the'll attend clinic appointments

Our clinic is conveniently located in Doggett Street, Newstead, Brisbane.

We are walking distance from the Commercial Road Ferry Terminal & local buses, and a quick 10 minute walk from Bowen Hills train station. We also have onsite visitor parking available.