FERDINAND Study

A Weight Loss Study for Diabetes Prevention

  • Would you like to participate in an eight-month nutrition study?
  • Would you like to lose weight?
  • Are you concerned about your diabetes risk?

We will investigate whether daily consumption of feijoa whole fruit powder alters risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

You will be required to:

  • Visit the Human Nutrition Unit, in Mt Eden, 7 times
  • Follow the low energy, Cambridge weight-loss diet for 8-weeks
  • Complete a 6-month weight maintenance programme
  • Consume feijoa whole fruit powder or placebo matched powder every day for eight months

If you are located in Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland area), you may be eligible if you:

  • Have elevated blood glucose but are not diabetic (we can check this for you)
  • Are of Māori, Pacific Island, Asian Indian, Asian Chinese or NZ European/Caucasian descent
  • Are between 18-70 years
  • Have a BMI 25-40 kg/m2
  • Are happy to participate in an 8-month weight loss study
  • Are happy to consume feijoa whole fruit powder or matched placebo powder every day for eight months
  • Are happy to complete 7 visits to the Human Nutrition Unit

You will be compensated for your time.

IMPORTANT: You cannot participate in the study if you have already been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

Complete the pre-screening survey here

If you have any further questions please visit our FAQ page

If you would like to learn more about this study, please contact us:

Phone: 09 630 1162

Email: FERDINAND@auckland.ac.nz

 

Statement of ethics approval:

This study has been approved by the Southern Health and Disability Ethics Committee (2022 EXP 12032)