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Obesity Clinical Trials

A listing of Obesity medical research trials actively recruiting patient volunteers. Search for closest city to find more detailed information on a research study in your area.


Found (188) clinical trials

Exercise Changes to Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells in Children

SPECIFIC AIMS: 1. To systematically measure for the first time in healthy children and adolescents the effects of brief bouts of exercise on: 1. Numbers of circulating PMBCs, their subsets and key intercellular adhesion molecules (ICAMs). 2. PBMC gene regulation of stress, inflammatory, and growth/repair mediators [including: interleukin-4 (IL-4), IL-6, ...

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Use of Polysomnography for Non-Invasive Ventilation Settings' Optimization

Initiation of NIV treatment implies technical adjustments (choice of mask and ventilator), but also patient education by the nurses and medical staff. The settings are generally adjusted during the daytime in awake patients. The appropriateness of these settings is generally not optimal during sleep as many respiratory events (hypopnoea, apnea, ...

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Effect of Rimonabant on Weight Gain and Body Composition in Adults With Prader Willi Syndrome

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of rimonabant, a cannabinoid receptor-1 blocking drug, on the appetite, body weight, body fat and growth hormone level of subjects with Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS). This will be a double blind placebo controlled clinical trial involving a total of 18 young ...


Prospective Study of Hormone Levels After Bariatric Surgery

Subjects will be recruited from the outpatient obesity and surgical clinics at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center after they have chosen to undergo a surgical procedure. The groups will not be randomized. Rather, they will decide on their choice of surgery along with their physicians. The patients will be evaluated pre-operatively and ...

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Changes in Insulin Sensitivity After Weight Loss

Patients who are scheduled for GBP, sleeve gastrectomy (SG), or simple caloric restriction with gastric banding (BND) or a very low calorie diet (VLCD) will be examined at baseline weight, and when 6-10% total body weight has been lost. We will measure insulin sensitivity with an intravenous glucose tolerance test, ...

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Predictors of Maternal Weight Gain and Neonatal Body Composition

Obesity is a significant health issue in the United States with 30% of the US population considered obese defined as a body mass index above 30 kg/m2. Obesity is associated with long term health complications including diabetes and cardiovascular disorders. During pregnancy, obesity is associated with an increased risk of ...

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The GoodNEWS Lifestyle Enhancement Program

The GoodNEWS Trial is an 18-month effectiveness trial with an 18-month extended maintenance study, among 20 African-American and low-income congregations participating in the GoodNEWS faith-based lay health promotion program. After training, congregations will be randomized to either GoodNEWS with a health maintenance intervention (GoodNEWS-I) or GoodNEWS program alone (GoodNEWS-PA). The ...

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Hypothalamic Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) Response to Nutrients

To measure fMRI signal change in hypothalamic and brainstem centers associated with control of food intake and energy expenditure in response to IV glucose, fructose, and saline. The fMRI response to these nutrients will then be compared in obese vs. lean subjects. Frequently timed blood samples will be obtained for ...

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Predicting Weight Gain and Weight Loss Associated With Overeating or Fasting

For obese individuals, losing weight and keeping it off are extremely difficult, whereas some other individuals are thin and report trouble gaining weight. In most weight loss and overfeeding studies there is a large variation in the amount of weight lost or gained, and it is not clear whether an ...


The Effect of Acute and Chronic Exercise at the Metabolic Syndrome and Markers of Inflammation in Obese Subjects

The human adipose and muscle -tissue produce and release a number of bioactive proteins which contributes to the chronic low grade of inflammatory status which is associated with obesity and plays an important role in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Study 1: Our aim is to ...

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