Researchers at Glasgow's Western Infirmary hospital will be testing out the health effects of two of Scotland's most popular snacks, a bowl of porridge and deep fried Mars bar.
While it has long been considered 'the symbol of a bad diet', no study has so far identified how exactly is eating a deep fried Mars bar bad for our health. Now researchers led by Professor Matthew Walters, along with students at University of Glasgow, will test how such a snack affects the body and compare it with a bowl of porridge.
The researchers will be looking to recruit around 24 volunteers, all of whom will be under the age of 40 and have a body mass index between 18 and 30.
"Despite the snack's reputation, no medical research has been performed to examine the effects of consuming a deep-fried chocolate bar on the human body, and that is what we are going to do. In this student project we will look at what happens to blood vessels in the brain and compare the effects of fried chocolate with another traditional Scottish delicacy, porridge", Professor Walters said.