The research, part of the European CoDiet project, aims to validate innovative diet tracking technologies to better understand the relationship between the food we eat and common diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity and cancer. By participating, you will not only help to improve knowledge of the impact of what we eat on our health, but you will also receive a report with a detailed analysis of your body composition measured by bioimpedance (weight, total body water, fat-free mass, musculoskeletal mass and body fat mass).

Selected participants will be rewarded with 200 euros.

Interested? Register here.

What are the criteria for participation?

  • Be over 18 years old
  • Be overweight or obese BMI ≥25. You can calculate your BMI here.
  • Have at least 1 of the following disorders: 
    • High triglycerides: ≥ 100 mg/dL (1.7 mmol/L). 
    • Low HDL cholesterol < 40 mg/dL (1.03 mmol/L) in men or < 50 mg/dL (1.29 mmol/L) in women.
    • High blood pressure: systolic ≥ 130 or diastolic ≥ 85.
    • High glucose: ≥ 90 mg/dL (5.0 mmol/L).
    • Be a smoker.

      *These values will be verified by a blood test prior to participation in the study for each candidate. 

What should you do if you want to participate? 

  • Come fasting to an IMQ-Prevención centre in Bilbao 3 times during 8 weeks to draw blood and provide a urine sample (first one in the morning) and another stool sample that we will use to evaluate your nutritional and health status.
  • After the blood draw, measurements of body composition, stress level and arterial health will be taken using non-invasive sensors.
  • Use state-of-the-art devices for 3 weeks to quantify and assess your food intake.
  • Complete questionnaires before and during the study about your physical activity habits and personal medical history. 

This is an observational study, so you do not need to change your diet or exercise routine.


How long does the trial take? 

8 weeks (plus a first test before the start of the study to check if you are eligible to participate in the project).

Does that sound interesting?

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If you want to participate, register here.

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