NZ Food and Beverage Study

The Effect of Different NZ Foods and Beverages on Energy Expenditure, Blood Sugar and Appetite After Eating

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Are you interested in finding out how your body responds to different foods and beverages?

This short-term assessment of metabolism in the hours after eating/drinking will investigate how different foods and beverages affect your metabolic rate, fat burn, blood sugar levels, and appetite.

This study will help us to understand how specific components of common foods (e.g. polyphenols, complex carbohydrates and protein) influence the way we process foods after eating. Learning how these mechanisms work could inform future dietary guidelines, which may help people to avoid weight gain and poor metabolic health outcomes (e.g. type 2 diabetes).

You will be required to come to our research unit for an initial screening visit (approximately 1 hour) and two further study visits (approximately 5 hours per visit).

You may be eligible to take part in this study if you fulfil the following criteria:

  1. Between 18 - 60 years old
  2. Have BMI between 24 - 40 kg/m2 (overweight / obesity)
  3. Healthy or at increased risk of diabetes (but not yet diabetic) based on fasting blood sugar test
  4. European Caucasian OR Asian Chinese (more widely, individuals from mainland China, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea may also be eligible)
  5. Willing to consume different foods and beverages, whereby all products are readily available to the public (e.g. yoghurt, kiwifruit, fruit drink, feijoa extract)

You will be compensated for your time.

IMPORTANT: You cannot join the study if you have been diagnosed with diabetes.


If you want to know more information, please get in touch with us:

Phone: 02109196703 (Chinese speakers) / 02109195443 (English speakers)


Statement of ethics approval:

This study has received ethical approval from the NZ Southern Health and Disability Ethics Committee (21/STH/231).






这项研究将帮助我们了解在进食后,常见食物里的特定成分(即多酚,复合碳水化合物和蛋白质)如何影响我们消化食物的方式。了解这些机制的运作可以指导制定未来的饮食指南,这可能有助于人们避免体重增加和相关代谢方面的健康问题(例如 2 型糖尿病)。

您将需要到我们的研究所进行初步筛选访问(大约 1 小时)和两次随访(每次大约 5 小时)。


  1. 18 - 60 岁之间
  2. 体重指数(BMI)在 24 - 40 kg/m2 之间(超重 / 肥胖)
  3. 依据空腹血糖测试,健康或具患上糖尿病风险(但尚未患上糖尿病)(我们会为您检测)

  4. 欧裔高加索人或亚裔华人(包括中国大陆,新加坡,马来西亚,香港,台湾和韩国的人都可能有资格)
  5. 愿意吃不同的食物和饮料,同时这些都是大众可以买到的产品(例如:酸奶,奇异果,果汁,斐济果萃取物)





电话:02109196703(中文解说员)/ 02109195443(英文解说员)