A Washington University research study seeks overweight participants.

Updated on 23 November 2020
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A Washington University research study seeks overweight participants.


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 #: 201908237).


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Call: 314-273-1879

Email: nutritionresearch@wustl.edu

Condition Obesity
Clinical Study IdentifierTX142521
Last Modified on23 November 2020


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Inclusion Criteria

18 - 55 years of age
Overweight (body mass index 30-50 kg/m2)

Exclusion Criteria

Female participants must not be post-menopausal
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Additional screening procedures may be conducted by the study team before you can be confirmed eligible to participate.

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If you are confirmed eligible after full screening, you will be required to understand and sign the informed consent if you decide to enroll in the study. Once enrolled you may be asked to make scheduled visits over a period of time.

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