We are undertaking PREDICT, the most ambitious nutrition study of its kind ever conducted to understand our individual responses to foods.
The PREDICT study investigates the different blood biomarker responses people have to foods. By collecting data on thousands of people, we hope to predict individual blood biomarker responses to many different foods based on unique individual characteristics, such as the bacteria in our gut.
Over a period of 14 days, each PREDICT study participant will:
Eat prescribed or standardised meals, mainly for breakfast.
Have a number of clinical assessments and tests, such as physical measurements both at the clinic and at home.
Provide blood, saliva, urine and stool samples at the clinic and at home.
Use this PREDICT app to record all foods and drinks consumed as well as record other elements of the study
Use wearable devices to monitor sleep and exercise for two weeks.
At the end of the study, each participant will get a summary of their food responses to help them choose the right foods for them
The PREDICT Science team is led by Tim Spector, Professor of Genetic Epidemiology at Kings College and Director of Twins UK, and is a multi-disciplinary team of top scientists from renowned institutions around the world, including Harvard University and University of Oxford. The scientific advisory board includes world experts in the areas of stool extraction, metagenomics, gut microbiome, hunger, obesity, nutrition and metabolomics. The study itself is building upon 25 years of research on 13,000 twins, probably the most studied group of people on the planet, with strong associations between the microbiome and our responses to food.
If you are interested in joining or finding more about the PREDICT Study, please visit predict.study