Metabolic Syndrome Study

We are evaluating the effect of a probiotic on insulin resistance in those with metabolic syndrome

Metabolic Syndrome Indications

Eligibility Criteria

  • Be aged 21-75
  • Have a BMI between 25-40kg/m2
  • Have Metabolic Syndrome, defined as any 3 of the following 5 factors:
    • High Waist Circumference 
    • Raised Glucose
    • Raised Blood Pressure*
    • Raised Triglycerides*
    • Low HDL Cholesterol*
      • *or medications to help control these factors

Please complete the Pre-Screening Questionnaire to help us determine your eligibility for the trial.

  • This is a standard test often used in the diagnosis and management of Type 2 diabetes.
  • The OGTT involves inserting a thin tube, called a cannula, into a vein in your arm, similar to an IV.  This allows for multiple blood draws without the need for multiple needles.
  • There will be 7 blood draws over the course of 3 hours.
  • The blood draws take place before consuming a sugary drink and after. This is to get a baseline and then to measure the changes, if any, that occur.
  • There will be an OGTT at visits 2, 5 & 6
DXA Scan
  • You will be required to attend 2 DXA scans in Medica (Blackrock Hall Primary Healthcare Centre)
  • This scan is used to assess your body composition and is a painless, non-invasive procedure
  • There is no cost incurred to you for the scan
  • During the procedure, you will lie on your back as the scanner arm passes over you. 
  • It takes 10-15 mins to complete the scan
BMI Check

If you are unsure of your BMI, please check it using the below link. It must be between 25-40kg/m2 for you to be eligible for the study.

BMI Calculator

All participants will receive reimbursement of €600 upon completion of the study.

Study visits take place in Atlantia Food Trials HQ in Heron House Offices, 1st Floor, Blackpool Retail Park, Cork.

For further information:
+353 (0)21 430 7442