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University of South Australia is recruiting now for volunteers for an ongoing research project with study visits commencing in January 2020.*


You might be eligible if you are:

  • Aged 25-65 years.

  • Overweight with BMI between 27.5 -34.9 kg/m2.

  • Non-smoker (minimum 6 months cessation).

  • Weight stable (within 5kg) in the past 3 months.


    Participation in the study would include:

  • 3-month weight loss phase followed by a 6-month weight maintenance phase (9 months in total).

  • During the weight loss phase, you will follow an energy restricted diet that includes almonds or low- fat carbohydrate-rich snacks (e.g. such as rice crackers, oven-baked fruit cereal bar).

  • During weight maintenance, your energy intake will be increased slightly to maintain your weight, with the quantity of almonds or control snack foods increased in line with your higher total energy intake.

  • Two screening appointments (45 mins and 75 mins respectively) prior to commencement of the study; 6 longer clinical appointments (3.0- 4.0 hours each); and 11 shorter visits (approx. 30 minutes each) over the 9-month period.


    You will receive:

  • A supply of test snack foods for the 9 months of the study

  • Dietary counselling for weight loss and maintenance.

  • An honorarium of $400.

    If you are interested in participating or would like more information about the study please contact us email: or Ph: 8302 1365

    * As the project starts in 2020, there is no requirement for weight loss over the Christmas period.

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    Where: University of South Australia, Clinical Trial Facility, Frome Rd, Adelaide
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