Weight Management Study

No Longer Accepting Applications

We are investigating if a Protein Powder can help reduce the levels of visceral fat (fat stored around your organs) in people with metabolic syndrome*

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aged between 40-65
  • BMI between 27-40
  • Have metabolic syndrome


  • Follow a diet plan (your 3 main meals for the day), designed specifically for you by Our Dietician
  • Consume the protein powder, twice daily, over 12 weeks
  • Attend 4 visits to our clinic, with an additional follow up visit 6 months afterwards
  • Attend 3 MRI & 3 DXA scans - paid for in full by us

*Metabolic syndrome occurs when you have a waist circumference of >94cm for men and >80cm for women, in addition to suffering from, or taking medication for at least 2 of the following factors:

High levels of triglycerides (fat) 
Low level of HDL (good) cholesterol
High blood pressure
High levels blood glucose (sugar)

(If you are unsure that you have any of the factors mentioned above, we can check them for you in our clinic)
Please note: Medications taken for diabetes make you ineligible for the study.
Medications taken for cholesterol automatically count as two of the factors

Study visits take place in Atlantia Food Trials HQ in Heron House Offices, 1st Floor, Blackpool Retail Park, Cork.
All participants will receive reimbursement of €600 upon completion of the study.
Refer a friend and receive €50 if they are eligible 

For further information:
+353 (0)21 430 7442