Last updated on February 2016

A Washington University research study seeks overweight participants.


Brief description of study

A Washington University research study seeks overweight participants.

Detailed Study Description

The purpose of this study is to compare cardiometabolic health between metabolically-normal and metabolically abnormal obese participants. This study will last up to 1 year. Participants will visit the research center about 6 times before randomization. The outpatient visits range from less than 1 hour to approximately 4 hours in length. There may be up to 4 inpatient overnight stay visits. Participants will be randomly assigned to either a Mediterranean, low-carbohydrate, or low-fat plant based diet. There will be medical screening, blood draws, muscle and fat biopsies, sleep monitoring, ECG, DXA and MRI/MRS scans, and weight loss intervention. Compensation is provided for time and effort. Risks and benefits will be discussed as part of the informed consent process (IRB ID #: 201512086).

Clinical Study Identifier: TX142521

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Melisa Moore

Washington University in St. Louis - Center for Clinical Studies
St. Louis, MO USA
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