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// University News

2 Apr 2014

Healthy males needed for new hunger database

Researchers in SSEHS are looking for healthy males aged 18 to 35 to join a database that aims to discover whether some people are genetically hungrier than others.

Emerging research suggests DNA has an important role to play in appetite control, which could mean some people are predisposed at birth to eat more, and ultimately become overweight.

Researcher James Dorling is asking healthy males aged 18 to 35 to give up to two hours of their time to provide blood, body composition measurements, and lifestyle information for the new database. Testing will take place at the University.

Anyone interested in taking part should contact James on 07548 844 909 or

All data provided is confidential and anonymous, and participants will receive feedback on their own results.

For more information view the press release.