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Research Title: Effect of different levels of acute hypoxia on oral glucose tolerance, markers of inflammation, oxidative stress and appetite in overweight and obese males.

Department: DSES

I am looking to recruit males, between the ages of 18 and 50 years of age with a body mass index of between 25 and 35 kg.m2 to take part in a research study investigating how exposure to decreased oxygen environments (similar to those experience when you travel to mountainous regions) can impact on your blood glucose control, your appetite, inflammation and oxidative stress (a state of imbalance between free radicals, which cause damage to the body, and antioxidants which neutralise the effects of free radicals).The study will require you to attend the Extreme Environments Laboratory within the Department of Sport and Exercise Science on 4 occasions. The first visit will involve a health screening and familiarisation with the testing equipment lasting approximately 90 minutes.For visit 2, 3, and 4 the you will be exposed, for 1 hour, to a different level of simulated altitude, equivalent to: i) sea level; ii) ~2,450 m; iii) ~4,400 m. Following which you will be given some glucose. At this point you will rest in a normal oxygen level (sea level) environment for a further three hours whilst we study your bodies response to the glucose. Each of these visits will take approximately 5 hours and upon completion of the study we will be happy to discuss your data with you and you will receive £30 for taking part.If you think that you may be interested in taking part, please contact (Principal Investigator) for more informationKind regards,

Volunteers must be:

  • Age: 18-50
  • Gender: Male
  • Staff/Student: Both

More Information:

£30 combined for all visits.

  • Dates: 01-05-19 to 01-05-20
  • Location: Extreme Environments Laboretory (EEL), DSES, Spinnaker Building, Cambridge Road

If you would like more information, contact Dr Ant Shepherd at

Dr Jo Corbett –

This testing has been reviewed by the Science Faculty ethics committee and been given the following ethics code: C-2019-038

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