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SEECARD Seaweed study volunteers needed

We are investigating whether consuming a small amount of seaweed with a meal will reduce the digestion of carbohydrate and fat from it. To achieve this we will be looking at what passes from the gut to the blood.

We are looking for men and women, who are generally healthy, non-smoking, aged over 30 years, and do not have diabetes.

You would be required to visit the study centre 3 times, on a morning; each visit would last between 4-5 hours.  

As a thank you and appreciation for the time given to the study, participants will be given £30 in intu (Eldon Square/Metrocentre) vouchers. 

If you are interested in participating, or would like further information, please email


This study was approved by the Faculty of Medical Sciences Research Ethics Committee, part of Newcastle University's Research Ethics Committee. This committee contains members who are internal to the Faculty, as well as one external member. This study was reviewed by members of the committee, who must provide impartial advice and avoid significant conflicts of interests.

published on: 12th January 2018

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