Research and Trials

Nutrients being trialled to manage OCD
Mental Health 15 Dec 2018

Nutrients being trialled to manage OCD

University of Queensland researchers are conducting the Queensland trial of a new treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder using an amino acid supplement.
Health benefits of seaweed
Gastro 30 Aug 2017

Health benefits of seaweed

Researchers are about to embark on a second human trial to investigate the effect of seaweed fibre on gut, metabolic and skin health.
Chocolate doesn’t cause acne
Infections 28 Apr 2017

Chocolate doesn’t cause acne

Good news on two fronts: eating chocolate does not cause pimples; researchers need participants for a trial of a new treatment for moderate or severe…
Volunteers needed for New Year eating study
News 16 Feb 2017

Volunteers needed for New Year eating study

Research trial: The University of Tasmania is looking for volunteers for a new study into what helps people change their diet successfully.
Does weight loss surgery help with problem eating habits?
Gastro 08 Aug 2016

Does weight loss surgery help with problem eating habits?

More Australians are turning to weight loss surgery to help treat obesity – but once their surgery is over, what impact does it have on…
Tackling Type 2 diabetes with fasting
Hormones 06 Aug 2016

Tackling Type 2 diabetes with fasting

Diabetes is the epidemic of the 21st century and the biggest challenge confronting Australia’s health system with around 1.7 million Australians currently living with the…
Could a beetroot a day keep the doctor at bay?
Blood 06 Jul 2016

Could a beetroot a day keep the doctor at bay?

A QUT study is underway to discover whether beetroot juice could be a new ‘super food’ to improve vascular health, including blood coagulation and boosting…
CAROLINA: Cardiovascular Outcome Study of Linagliptin versus Glimepiride in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
Heart 01 Jan 2013

CAROLINA: Cardiovascular Outcome Study of Linagliptin versus Glimepiride in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

The aim of the study is to investigate the long-term impact on cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, relevant efficacy parameters (e.g., glycaemic parameters) and safety (e.g., weight and hypoglycaemia) of treatment with linagliptin in patients with type-2 diabetes at elevated cardiovascular risk receiving usual care, and compare outcome against glimepiride. Official…
Metabolic Phenotyping of Individuals Born Following Assisted Reproduction Techniques (IMPART)
Children's health 01 Jan 2013

Metabolic Phenotyping of Individuals Born Following Assisted Reproduction Techniques (IMPART)

This study is to compare the effects of high-fat overfeeding on metabolic risk factors in children born through assisted reproduction technologies (ART) versus children conceived naturally (controls). We will utilise state of the art measures to characterise the physiological, endocrine and molecular responses to high fat overfeeding. The investigators…