Recruitment is now closed for the BETA Study. Thank you to everyone who took part.

Researchers at the Quadram Institute Bioscience are looking for participants with pre-diabetes aged 18 years and older to take part in the BETA Study.

The BETA study is investigating how eating broccoli, when eaten as a soup, affects sugar (glucose) accumulation in the blood of individuals with pre-diabetes.

During the 36-week study duration, participants will be asked to consume two vegetable soups containing broccoli or courgette. We will collect:

  • Fasting blood at multiple times and during oral sugar tolerance tests,
  • 24-hour urine collections,
  • Dietary questionnaires.

If you would like to know more about the study, please download the Participant Information Sheet. If you have any questions, please contact the study team at or 07733 699117.

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