Y-META: A study for people who are overweight or have pre-diabetes

Research has suggested that poor gut health may be involved in problems associated with high blood sugar which, left untreated can lead to the development of Type 2 Diabetes (T2D).  

The University of Roehampton is investigating if a natural supplement can help maintain good gut health. The study team are looking for pre-diabetic or overweight adults to take part.

The study involves 4 short visits over a period of 16 weeks at the University of Roehampton.  

You will be given a £50 amazon voucher for your time.

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Study for

Estudio dirigido a

Zielgrupper der Studie

Onderzoek voor:

Adults who have pre-diabetes or who are overweight

Sponsored by

Patrocinado por

Gesponsert von


The University of Roehampton








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Duur van onderzoek:

December 31, 2023




What is expected of me? 

¿Qué se espera de mí?

Was wird von mir erwartet?

Wat wordt van mij verwacht?

If you want to take part in the study you will be asked to do the following: 

  1. Fill out an initial screening questionnaire. This can be done remotely 
  2. If you are eligible and consent to take part, you will have an in-person screening visit at the University of Roehampton. During this visit, your blood pressure, height, weight and body fat will be measured. A blood sample will also be taken.
  3. You will be assigned to one of the study arms. You will either be given a natural supplement (Y-meta) or a placebo to take daily for 12 weeks.

There will be 3 short study visits (30mins). They will take place in week 0, week 12 and week 16. All of these visits will be in person at the University of Roehampton. You will be asked to provide a blood, stool, and urine sample as well as do the same body measurements as during the screening visit.

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What is the benefit for me?

¿En qué me beneficia?

Welchen Nutzen habe ich davon?

Wat is het voordeel voor mij?

You will receive a £50 amazon voucher for taking part.

You may enjoy being part of a research study, and you will be contributing to scientific knowledge and helping the long-term goal of preventing Type 2 Diabetes (T2D)  diagnosis.

Who is the study for? 

¿A quién va dirigido el estudio?

Für wen ist die Studie geeignet?

Voor wie is het onderzoek bedoeld?

> You are aged 18-60 

> You are pre-diabetic or consider yourself to be overweight

> You are not receiving drug treatment for pre-diabetes

> You are not pregnant or planning to be pregnant in the next 6 months

Complete this questionnaire to take part.

Fülle diesen Fragebogen aus, um herauszufinden, ob Du berechtigt bist