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NEW STUDY ANNOUNCEMENT

Weight Loss Study

ARE YOU OVERWEIGHT & WILLING TO HELP WEIGHT LOSS RESEARCH? 

If so, you could help test a natural fruit extract in a medical study to investigate weight loss

Check your eligibility here

If you’re mild to moderately overweight & want to lose weight, you could help in this research.

Thank you for your interest in RDC Clinical’s new study, into the effectiveness of a fruit extract with antioxidants previously researched for their ability to inhibit fat accumulation. To help with this study, we’re looking for males and females between 20 and 65 years old who are in the medical category of “Overweight”(but not obese). This category refers to a Body Mass Index (BMI) of between 25 and 30, see the calculator on this page.

Would you follow a food & exercise program over a 6 month study?

So that we can scientifically measure the product’s effectiveness, you would be required to take the test product in capsule form, follow a calorie-controlled diet and undertake 30 minutes of walking three times a week in a 6 month study. You would need to attend our clinic in Newstead, Brisbane, a total of seven times for tests including DXA body composition scan, heart rate, blood pressure, blood analysis and health questionnaires.

You will gain valuable information about your own health and lifestyle as a result of the tests, plus there is a possibility you will benefit from the diet, the exercise or the product itself… you may or may not be taking the live product, 50% of the study group will be taking a placebo (a harmless, inactive substance).

If you’d like to take part in this study, we’d love your help. More information is below, the eligibility & registration form is on this page.

About the product you’ll help test… a natural fruit extract.

The product is a natural fruit extract from a type of orange, which is a rich source of antioxidants that have previously been studied for their ability to inhibit fat accumulation. The product is taken in capsule form.

About the study you’ll take part in… health & weight monitoring.

Once enrolled in the trial, you’ll undergo a number of assessments and tests, including BMI, DXA body composition scan, waist & hip circumference, dietary intake, heart rate, blood pressure, physical activity, intolerance, energy and fatigue. A fasting blood sample will also be taken, which means eating no food and drinking only water for 10 hours beforehand.

On commencement of the study you’ll be given the test product to take in capsule form, plus a calorie-controlled diet and light exercise program to follow (a 30 minute walk three times a week).

  • During the 6 month study, there is a total of seven visits required to our clinic in Newstead, Brisbane, once before the study commences then at month 1, month 2, month 3, month 4, month 5 and month 6.

If you’re overweight, between 20 and 65 years old and would like to help, we’d love to hear from you. Please register your interest by answering the questionnaire and completing the form on this page… we’ll then get in touch to screen you for suitability.

About the benefits of taking part… health & weight focus

In addition to helping advance medical research in an exciting area, as a participant in this study you will also:

  • Learn important information about yourself in a number of health & lifestyle assessments. You’ll have three DXA (dual energy x-ray absorptiometry) body composition scans measuring muscle mass, fat mass & bone density. Plus your blood will be analysed for glucose, insulin, hunger hormones & liver function.
  • Assist with clinical research of a potentially new product for weight loss
  • Have the potential to experience benefits of the prescribed diet & exercise program.
Check if you can take part… study participant requirements.

Are you…

  • A male or female aged between 20 and 65 years old
  • In the medical category of “Overweight” (but not obese) – Body Mass Index between 25 and 30 (see BMI calculator on this page)
  • A non-smoker
  • Willing to follow a calorie-controlled diet and light exercise program over a 6-month study period
  • Able to attend our clinic in Newstead, Brisbane, 7 times over a 6 month period
Your BMI Calculator

Calculate your Body Mass Index (BMI) here… if your BMI is between 25 and 30, we would love your help on this study. Please register your interest by answering the questionnaire and completing the form on this page… we’ll then get in touch to screen you for suitability.

Your BMI is

BMI Calculator

Ethics approval & privacy… you’ll be in safe, professional hands.

This RDC Clinical study has been approved by the Bellberry Human Research Ethics Committee under Approval Number: 2018-04-237-A-3. The study is also registered on the Australian and New Zealand Clinical Trial Registry under Registration Number:  ACTRN12618001215213.

Trained Trial Co-ordinators will supervise your progress throughout the study. 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 and your rights as a participant are fully reserved.

 

About the location of the study...you'll attend clinic appointments

Our clinic is 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.

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