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This study is designed to compare the responses to an oral glucose challenge between people of European and Chinese heritage (essential participants in the European arm must have tow European parents and likewise for the Chinese participants).
100 participants (50 European and 50 Chinese) will attend a lab after an overnight fast and have a capillary finger-prick blood test to assess fasted blood glucose levels and then consume a 50 gram glucose solution. Blood test will be repeated at 15, 30, 45, 60, 90 and 120 minutes post consumption of the glucose solution. This test will be repeated on a spate occasion at least a week later than the first test. Participants will only take part in the experiment after singing informed consent and agreeing to take part in the study and after a medical screening questionnaire assessing that they are non-diabetic or haemophiliac or have blood born infections.
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Sheffield Hallam Univeristy Food and Nutrition laboratory
Published on BioPortfolio: 2015-10-19T13:03:29-0400
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