We are looking for men and women who are above BMI 25, and:
- aged between 25 and 65 years
- not engaging in sport or regular exercise
- available for testing between October and March
What’s involved in the study
The VitaDEx study is the most comprehensive exercise study to date in our Department for Health. This project includes measurements of different aspects of:
- body composition (DEXA scans)
- energy expenditure
The project is funded by a grant from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).
This study involves measurements being taken on 12 to 14 occasions over roughly 4 months. You will be randomly assigned to either undertake a 10-week exercise programme, exercising 4 times per week, whilst maintaining your current body weight, or to maintain your current lifestyle habits for 10 weeks.
The participants not asked to exercise in the study will be provided with the same personalised exercise programme after completing the study.
All testing is required to take place in the winter months (October to March).
Participants will receive:
- £250 Love2Shop vouchers
- a free 3-month gym membership
- a personalised report to include in-depth body composition, physical activity and dietary analysis data
- a personalised exercise programme
- reimbursement of travel to and from the University
- the provision of food/drink after each visit which requires arriving at the University fasted
Only the lead researcher, Dr Oliver Perkin and Chief Investigator, Professor Dylan Thompson will have access to the personal information you provide, and all records will be treated as confidential, including personal contact details.
This study has received ethical approval. 1
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