We are investigating how intermittent fasting or daily calorie restriction affects body weight and metabolic health over 18 months

You may be eligible to take part if you are:

  • Aged 35-75 years
  • Overweight or obese
  • Have a waist circumference > 88 cm for women, or 102 cm for men

You will be required to attend our Research Facility at SAHMRI on North Terrace on 20 occasions over 18 month. You will be reimbursed for your time.

For more information contact: or call 8128 4862.


Our aim is to investigate the way sugars enter the blood (from our food), and whether these uptake pathways in the gut can be targeted in new ways to better control blood sugar.

Our group has the following clinical studies underway, involving type 2 diabetic volunteers.

Study 1: Investigating a novel therapy to slow glucose entry into the blood, leading to improved control of blood glucose.

Study 2: Investigating whether diet supplementation with a combination of artificial sweeteners, affects blood glucose control.

You may be eligble to take part if you are:

  • Aged 28-75 years of age
  • Have Type 2 Diabetes, managed by diet or by metformin medication alone
  • Without Diabetes and healthy
  • Not under any dietary restrictions (you will be required to consume a beef lasagne meal)

To volunteer you must be willing to attend our clinic at SAHMRI and the Royal Adelaide Hospital on 3 separate occasions, over one month.

Upon successful completion of the study, volunteers will receive a $150 gift voucher. This research is approved by the Royal Adelaide Hospital Ethics Committee.

If you’d like to be involved in our research studies, it’s as simple as phoning or emailing us to register your interest.

Contact us on 8128 4863 or email

CSIRO is seeking volunteers for a number of research trials. Further information about current trials and how you can participate can be found here.

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SAHMRI is located on the traditional lands of the Kaurna Nation.

The SAHMRI community acknowledges and respects the traditional owners, the family clans who are the Kaurna Nation from the Adelaide Plains region of South Australia. We acknowledge the clans of the Kaurna Nation and the sacred knowledge they hold for their country. We pay our respects to the Kaurna Nation, their ancestors and the descendants of these living family clans today.