Research study: Investigating the health benefits of dietary fibre

Investigating the health benefits of dietary fibre

Participants wanted

Healthy volunteers are required for a study investigating the optimal increase in dietary fibre to improve bowel movement and gut bacteria. This study involves volunteers consuming nutritionally balanced diets that vary only in their dietary fibre content, over an entire period of 8 weeks. All cooked food will be supplied. Participants will be asked to purchase the fresh food component of the diet.  All the diets have been designed and prepared by a fully qualified and experienced professional chef.

You may be suitable to take part in this research if you:

  • Live in Melbourne
  • Are between 18 and 65 years old
  • Are in good health
  • Do not have any food allergies or intolerances
  • Do not have any gastrointestinal disease (e.g. Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Coeliac disease, Crohns disease, Ulcerative Colitis)
  • Are not vegetarian
  • Are not pregnant or planning a pregnancy


To register for participation in a proposed extension study, or to find out more information please contact Ms Lyndal McNamara and Ms Patricia Veitch:

Ethics approval

  • Project number: CF14/2904- 2014001593