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Food, Nutrition, and Metabolism

Food, Nutrition & Metabolism

Participate in Research is designed to connect potential volunteers with open research studies. We are looking for volunteers just like you to help answer important questions about food, nutrition, and metabolism. This page lists food, nutrition, and metabolism studies that may apply to you or someone you know. If you find a study that you’d like to participate in, you can contact the study team with questions or to volunteer. Join us to improve the health of others.

Active Studies

  • We are looking for participants for a study that explores possible improvement to collecting data about potential causes and symptoms of health conditions over time. We are looking for individuals who have ​recorded data​ about potential ​causes​ and ​symptoms​ to try to understand more about......

  • The purpose of this research is to understand the combined effect of fish oil and fiber. There have been many studies looking at them separately, but not together. Studies in animals have shown that the combination reduces colon tumor formation. We are interested in understanding......

  • BASIC2 is studying ways to help overweight kids and their parents reach and maintain a healthy weight. This longitudinal study is trying to learn if the study medicine combined with family-based treatment helps kids better manage their weight. You and your child would attend free......

  • BEAM study is a longitudinal study that is trying to learn more about the role the brain plays in appetite and body weight changes in children. We are recruiting healthy children who are willing to participate in the study activities. All participants will have one......

  • WEB study is a longitudinal study that will examine changes that may occur in the brain following obesity treatment. We are currently recruiting people who are eligible to participate in the behavioral weight loss intervention (BMI greater than 30, determined by phone screen). All participants......

  • We are learning more and more about the risks for Alzheimer’s disease every year, and that includes learning what foods are best at promoting brain health. It might be more complicated than ‘this food is good or bad.’ Dr. Angela Hanson, a geriatric physician at......

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