Are you 55+ years old, overweight and unaware of your blood pressure?

Come see us to check your blood pressure and see if you are eligible to join our study!

Researchers from the School of Medicine at the University of Wollongong (UOW) and the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute (IHMRI) will conduct a study to investigate the impact of fruit antioxidants on blood pressure and vessel health.

The researchers are seeking people who are overweight and/or obese and who have never been diagnosed or treated for hypertension (high blood pressure). Participants will also need to be over 55 years of age.

The study will take place at IHMRI/UOW, where participants will come in two days, with a two-week interval between them.

The study is focused on nutrition and dietetics, so participants will be provided a full English breakfast along with the fruit juice/puree that is being studied.

Participants will also undergo a series of health tests, and will need to provide blood and urine samples.

The length of stay on each day is approximately four to five hours and all participants who complete the study, attending both days, will receive one $100.00 Coles Myer voucher each.


If you are interested in joining our study, please contact us at or leave a message on (+61) 02 4221 4072.

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