We are recruiting males, between the ages of 18 and 50, 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 blood glucose control, appetite, inflammation and oxidative stress.

The study will require you to attend the Extreme Environments Laboratory on 4 occasions. The first visit will involve a health screening and familiarisation with the testing equipment lasting approximately 90 minutes. For visits 2, 3, and 4 you will be exposed, for 1 hour, to different levels of simulated altitude. Following the exposure you will be given some glucose and will rest in a normal oxygen 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.

Volunteers must be

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

More information

Participants will receive £30 combined for all visits.

Dates: 1 May 2019 - 1 May 2020

Location: Extreme Environments Laboratory (EEL), DSES, Spinnaker Building, Cambridge Road

If you think that you may be interested in taking part, or would like more information, contact Dr Ant Shepherd at ant.shepherd@port.ac.uk or Dr Jo Corbett at jo.corbett@port.ac.uk

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