GetGutsy Study

Probiotics and Health in Non-Pregnant Females

A Randomized Controlled Trial

Overview

We want to see if probiotics (good bacteria), taken every day in a capsule, can improve markers of metabolic health.

To control for any changes that may occur during the study period, participants will be randomly assigned to one of two groups. One group will receive placebo capsules for the duration of the study (these will be identical to the other capsules, but will not contain any probiotic). The other group will receive probiotic capsules for the duration of the study. Importantly, neither participants nor the researchers will know which group is taking probiotic or placebo until after the study is completed. 

We ask you to:

  • Take 1 capsule every day for 12 weeks
  • Avoid consuming probiotic-containing foods during the study period

Benefits of taking part:

  • Individual Health Screening before starting the study
  • At the end of the study, we will give you personalized nutritional feedback & advice

Who can take part?

You may be able to take part if you are female and:

  • Between 18 – 45 years of age
  • Are currently overweight (BMI over 25Kg/m2)

Contact email: getgutsy@ucd.ie

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