The Noakes foundation is conducting an exciting pilot study in 2021!
It has come to the Foundation’s attention that consumers are often bombarded with health advice and information of various oils and fats, yet very little information is provided on an appropriate amount that should be incorporated into a daily diet. It is often difficult as a consumer to decide which products meet our desired idea of health, and if it is indeed healthy for ourselves and our family. Every year new superfoods and fats are brought to market and often very little evidence backs up their health claims. It is the desire of The Noakes Foundation to conduct a comprehensive study into oil supplementation, its place within an LCHF diet and how it may affect certain health markers of interest. The Noakes Foundation is calling upon all those interested to take part in the pilot study, which will commence shortly and will run for a period of 8 weeks.
Please read the following criteria to ascertain if you would be eligible to take part in the study:
- Males or females, between the ages of 35-45
- Either follow an LCHF diet or average diet
- No nut, olive or coconut allergies
- Not reliant on lipid-lowering medication or other chronic medication
- Not insulin dependent
- Live in the Western Cape
- Access to own transport
- Internet access
Exclusion from the study is as follows:
- Life-threatening comorbidities or concurrent illnesses that have previously been diagnosed by a medical professional
Please be aware that all information sessions will be conducted via Zoom as we would like to lessen gatherings due to the threat of COVID-19. It will be necessary for participants to accept dietary supplements from a decided location once during the course of the study. Furthermore, participants will be required to visit a pathology center twice during the 8 week period for blood work and measurements, as well as completing certain online questionnaires essential for the study.
It is in the hope that by collating the current available research on the benefits and composition of certain nut oils and conducting the aforementioned study The Noakes Foundation will be able to open new avenues of research in the field, possibly leading to greater discoveries thereafter and aiding the broader community in making informed healthy diet choices.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org should you have further questions. Please note that all accepted participants will be contacted in due course and the necessary information will be relayed.
Follow the link to complete the questionnaire!
The Noakes Foundation looks forward to starting the new year with an exciting research study!