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Study of meat-alternatives on cardiovascular health and nutrition

Assessing the nutritional biomarkers and cardiovascular risk of plant-based meat-alternative consumption

A study to assess the acute effects of burgers on biomarkers of intake and cardiovascular health after consuming a meal.

Participation in this study includes enjoying two burgers (plant-based meat-alternatives and traditional beef) on us!

Participation involves:

  • 2 x 5-hour study visits scheduled at your convenience and returning for an additional blood sampling, forearm ultrasound and blood pressure measurement on the day after each visit. You’ll be required to stay within the RPA Clinic at Charles Perkins Centre during each visit, but you’ll be able to work, study or watch movies at the same time.
  • Multiple blood sampling with a small venous cannula inserted into your arm
  • Multiple blood pressure measurements and ultrasounds of your arm
  • Medical and general health questionnaires
  • 3-day food diary
  • Stool sample collection

You will be reimbursed for your time.


You may be eligible to participate in this study if you:

  • are aged 18-45 years
  • are a non-smoker
  • have no food allergies or intolerances
  • have a Body Mass Index (BMI) under 30kg/m2

How to participate

If you are interested in assisting with this important and exciting area of research, please contact the study facilitator: 
Shuang Liang