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Metabolic Syndrome Study

In this study, we are looking at the effectiveness of using camera technology to measure dietary intake in those with metabolic syndrome.

All participants will receive €400 upon completion of the study

Metabolic Syndrome Study

Who is Eligible?

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Aged 18 and over
  • BMI over 25.0
  • Adults with symptoms of metabolic syndrome (raised blood pressure, cholesterol, and/or blood sugar - we can check this in our clinic if you are unsure) 
Study Requirements

What's Involved In Participating


Metabolic syndrome is a term given to a cluster of conditions that occur together. These are raised triglycerides, low HDL cholesterol, raised blood pressure and raised glucose.

Health Diary

For this study you are required to have 2 of the metabolic syndrome criteria. If you are currently taking medications for blood pressure this could towards 1 of the criteria. Cholesterol medications (statins) count as 2 of the criteria. Medications for Diabetes are excluded for this study.


We will provide you with a watch to track your exercise and sleep throughout the study. You will also be required to wear a camera to help measure dietary intake, food types, and portion sizes. Your dietary intake will only be assessed, there are no changes to your diet required.


You will not need to alter your diet to participate.

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Stool and Blood samples are required as part of this study.


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