Participate in a Low-Carbohydrate Diet Study
We are inviting interested people to participate in a research study about low carbohydrate diets.
The study "How low do you need to go? Comparing symptoms of diet induction and mood with outcomes from diets containing differing levels of carbohydrate restriction" seeks to help us understand the effects of differing types of low-carb diets on symptoms of carbohydrate withdrawal (know as ‘Keto-Flu’) and on outcomes from dietary intervention.
We are seeking healthy, non-diabetic people aged between 24 and 49. Please be aware that due to the nature of this study those who have previously followed a ketogenic diet may be ineligible for this study, as are current or former clients of either the lead researcher Cliff Harvey or Secondary Supervisor Caryn Zinn are ineligible to participate.
If you decide to participate in this study you will record baseline measures for one (1) week, followed by a low carbohydrate diet prepared by Cliff Harvey for 12 weeks. You will record ketone levels (by way of a daily blood-prick test), along with a daily questionnaire to evaluate a range of physical and psychological indicators of health. Blood tests will be taken at the start and conclusion of the study.
This study is completely voluntary and you may withdraw at any time. If you’d like to participate please click on the tab below.
This study was approved by the Southern Health and Disability Ethics Committee approval number 17/STH/60