Bowel Research UK Press release 29.09.20; Lower bowel holds secret to weight loss

A human Phase I trial led by Dr Madusha Peiris, supported by Bowel Research UK and the John Moulton Foundation has found that specific nutrients delivered to the colon can reduce food intake and may be an important tool in tackling the nation’s obesity crisis and associated diseases, such as bowel cancer and diabetes. The double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled, crossover study was conducted amongst 20 volunteers with a body mass index (BMI) of 30-40kg/m. Dr Peiris explained, “this study could have huge implications for the country’s health, including a potential reduction in incidence rates for diseases such as bowel cancer and also the need for obesity surgery.” QMUL has patent – protected the unique combination of nutrients that will be marketed as a nutraceutical product.

The clinical study is also featured on Channel 4 “ How to Beat…fat” on 1 October.