Are you concerned about your weight?

Worldwide, the number of people who are overweight or obese has nearly tripled since 1975, it was found that 1.9 billion adults were overweight worldwide in 2016. It is estimated that approximately 2.8 million people die each year due to complications from being overweight or obese.

Clinical trial for weight loss

Finding ways to assist people to lose weight is an important global issue and many companies have released products to try to assist.

Information about the clinical trial

This trial aims to investigate a herbal product for weight loss in Australia.

Overweight is considered to be anyone who has a body mass index (BMI) between 25 and 29.9kg/m2. This trial involves participation in a randomized controlled clinical trial, which means participants will receive either a placebo or an active product. A placebo is a treatment which is designed to have no therapeutic value, but is similar in look, taste and smell to the other treatment being tested.

There will be three trial sites, at Southern Cross University’s Lismore and Gold Coast campuses, and at Body Organics in Brisbane. If you qualify, you would be required to come to the nominated trial site once a month for 16 weeks (4 months).

Who are we seeking?

We are seeking generally healthy adults aged between 18 and 60 years who are considered to be overweight as classified by a BMI between 25 and 29.9kg/m2 to take a herbal weight loss product or placebo for 16 weeks.

Further information

For further information, please contact our lead researcher below. The patient information sheet can be obtained by emailing


Dr Janet Schloss Phd, PGC Clin Nut, AdvDip HS-Nat,
Dip Nut, Dip HM, BARM
Principal Investigator
Phone: 0436 101 306 or 02 6626 9255

This project has been approved by the Southern Cross University Human Research Ethics Committee, SCU HREC No: 2021/033

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