How Does Changing Your Diet Impact the Body Clock? Study Seeks Overweight Men to Participate

Please note: This trial has finished recruiting and is not accepting new participants.

Research Center: Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research, Australian Catholic University
Location: Level 1, Room 1.03, Daniel Mannix Building, 17 Young Street or 8-18 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 3065
Lead Researcher: Professor John Hawley
Ethics Committee: This study has been reviewed and approved by Australian Catholic University Human Research Ethics Committee (2016-77H)

Researcher Interview


We all have a natural body clock. It is set by night and day cycles, temperature, our diets and physical activity.

Currently it is not known how a changing diet impacts the body clock. This study will determine how normal body clock rhythms are disrupted in response to different diets (i.e. high fat vs. high carbohydrate diets).

This study seeks overweight men aged 30 – 45 years old, who are able to attend 10 study visits over 6 weeks at the research site. Participants will be provided 10 days worth of food, transport will be provided for 8 of the visits and you will be compensated for participating in this study.

Benefits of Participation

  • You will be provided 10 days worth of food (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • You will receive a metabolic health profile in the form of an individual report at the conclusion of this study
  • You will be compensated for participating in this study.
  • You will be helping to advance medical research.

Your Rights

  • If you decide to participate in the study and later feel that you no longer wish to be part of it, you may withdraw at any time.
  • Your records relating to this study and any other information received will be kept strictly confidential, except as required by the law.
  • Qualified health professionals will monitor your health as it relates to the study.

Who Can Participate?

  • Overweight men aged 30 – 45 years old who do not regularly exercise
  • Able to attend 10 study visits at the research site on Tuesdays or Thursdays over approximately a 6 week period




What Next?

  1. Click the link below to enter your contact details and answer some eligibility questions.
  2. The research centre will then contact you by phone to discuss the trial and answer your questions.
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