Last updated on January 2019

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 8 times before randomization.  The outpatient visits range from less than 1 hour to approximately 6 hours in length. There may be up to two 48-hour inpatient stays. Participants may 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 a 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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Washington University in St. Louis - Center for Clinical Studies

660 S. Euclid, Campus Box 8009 St. Louis, MO United States
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Washington University in St. Louis - Center for Clinical Studies

660 S. Euclid, Campus Box 8009 St. Louis, MO United States
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