The Rowett Institute: MI-Diet Study

We are recruiting volunteers to take part in a study to examine how personal factors and habits affect individual blood pressure responses when eating wholegrains and nuts – using wearable devices.

We are recruiting:

  • Men or women aged 18-75 years
  • Healthy weight or overweight (BMI 18-35 kg/m²)
  • Having slightly elevated blood pressure levels (120/80 – 140/90 mmHg)
  • Not taking blood pressure or cholesterol-lowering drugs

By taking part in this study you will helping important research. You will also receive daily feedback on your blood pressure and monthly feedback on your cholesterol levels. At the end of the study you will receive a report detailing which factors unique to you are associated with fluctuations in your blood pressure levels. The information we obtain from this study will inform us about how personalised factors can affect health and wellbeing, and enable us to better tailor individual dietary interventions in the future. You will receive a total of £100 upon completion of the study as a contribution towards travel costs and your time spent during the study. You will also get to keep the wireless Qardio blood pressure monitor you will use during the study which is worth £89.95.

The Rowett Institute has many safety measures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19, which we will be following closely as part of the study. Most of the study is done at home using wearable devices to monitor your blood pressure, activity and respond to personalised questionnaires.

Full information is available at: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/rowett/volunteer/mi_diet.php and please contact Tilly Potter at email t.potter.18@abdn.ac.uk  for more details and to find out if you are eligible for the study by arranging a screening visit.