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New Study-Recruiting Participants Now!
An underlying factor of obesity-associated disorders (heart disease and type 2 diabetes) is a state of long-term low-grade inflammation. The stomach fat tissue releases substances that may lead to the development of low-grade inflammation and heart disease. Increases in weight may lead to changes in fat tissue function which increase inflammation and the risk of developing these disorders. However, the exact mechanisms are not fully understood. We will investigate these in this study.
We are looking for participants who fit these criteria:
- Lean: Waist circumference ≤ 94 cm (men) and ≤ 80 cm (women) and BMI ≥ 21.0 kg/m2
Obese: Waist circumference ≥ 102 cm (men) and ≥ 88 cm (women) and BMI ≥ 30.0 kg/m2
- 18-40 years
- Complete less than 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity per week
- Non-smoker (including vaping)
- No cardiometabolic or inflammatory disease (heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes)
If you are unsure if you meet the BMI or waist circumference measurement don’t worry, we can check this for you.
The study will involve 3 brief visits to the Loughborough University Campus with a total time commitment of ~3 hours.
For more information please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org