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Amino acid sensing mechanisms in human biology.

Amino acid sensing mechanisms determine how dietary protein regulates appetite and satiety, how feeding influences endocrine responses and how nutrition can direct cell fate in brea more...

Supervisor(s): Conigrave, Arthur (Professor)

CHARACTERISATION OF ERUSIOLIN - A NEW PEPTIDE HORMONE

In this project we aim to characterise the function of a new gut-derived peptide we have discovered in human plasma, named erusiolin, which we hypothesise plays a role in appetite r more...

Supervisor(s): Larance, Mark (Dr)

Reversing the human Famine Reaction via diet and high intensity exercise

This project aims to determine whether a higher protein and lower glycaemic index weight maintenance diet, combined with high intensity physical activity, can attenuate the strength more...

Supervisor(s): Salis, Amanda (Associate Professor)

A study to investigate the efficacy of dexamphetamine compared to placebo for treating obesity complicated by obstructive sleep apnoea

The project represents a new approach to the pharmacological treatment of obesity. It uses dexamphetamine but unlike most drug trials using appetite suppressants, the focus is on th more...

Supervisor(s): Poulton, Alison (Dr)

Does fast weight loss influence cognitive function in obese adults?

This project aims to determine the impact of increasingly popular yet severely energy-restricted diets on cognitive function in obese adults. more...

Supervisor(s): Salis, Amanda (Associate Professor)

Understanding the neural mechanisms of Lisdexamfetamine dimesylate (LDX) pharmacotherapy in Binge-Eating Disorder

While Lisdexamfetamine dimesylate (LDX) is indicated for moderate to severe binge-eating disorder (BED), the exact mode of its therapeutic action in BED remains unknown. This projec more...

Supervisor(s): Griffiths, Kristi (Dr), Kohn, Michael (Associate Professor)

Improving weight loss outcomes via intermittent very low energy diets

This project aims to determine whether intermittent use of a very low energy diet (VLED) produces greater, more efficient, or longer lasting weight loss than continuous VLED use. more...

Supervisor(s): Salis, Amanda (Associate Professor)

Meal replacements – an educational tool for longer-term healthy eating?

This project aims to determine whether very low energy diets (VLEDs) based on meal replacements differ from food-based diets in terms of teaching people to self-select a healthy die more...

Supervisor(s): Salis, Amanda (Associate Professor)