Premium Study – New Almased Microbiome Research Underway
Starting in 2019, world-renowned scientists Dr. Jens Walter and Dr. Carla Prado at the University of Alberta (Edmonton, AB, Canada) began investigating the effects of Almased on gut bacteria, inflammation, metabolism, fat and muscle mass, and appetite in adults with excess body weight.
The ongoing study, known as Premium Study, is conducted using randomized controlled design in which eligible participants are divided into two groups.
1) Almased group: Participants in this group replaces two snacks per day (morning and afternoon) with Almased for 12 weeks
2) Control group: Participants in this group maintains their usual diet for 12 weeks
All participants attend three follow-up visits at the Human Nutrition Research Unit, a world-class nutrition research centre in Canada. During each visit, participants provide blood and stool samples, answer diet questionnaires, and have their body composition and energy metabolism assessed. On a weekly basis, one of the researchers contacts the participants to check on their status and ensure that instructions are followed.