26 Feb WEB Study (Weight Effects on Brain Health Study)
WEB study is a longitudinal study that will examine changes that may occur in the brain following obesity treatment.
We are currently recruiting:
1. people who are eligible to participate in the behavioral weight loss intervention (BMI greater than 30, determined by phone screen)
2. people planning to have weight loss surgery with their health care team (study does not provide surgery)
3. people who are not eligible to lose weight (BMI of 18.5-24.9 kg/m2)
All participants will have six in-person study visits at University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, South Lake Union research facilities over 18 months. Visits vary in length; some visits take about one hour and some take about 6-7 hours. Study visit procedures include fasting and non-fasting blood draws, MRIs, DXA scans, complete questionnaires, and other research activities. In addition, the behavioral weight loss group will participate in a six-month dietary intervention based at Fred Hutchinson.
Participants may earn up to $475 for completing research procedures over the course of the study.
Eligibility will be determined by phone screening questions and confirmed following an in-person screening visit.
Able to have an MRI
Available to participate in a study with several appointments over 18 months
Not currently using nicotine containing products daily
No severe food allergies
Not pregnant or breastfeeding
No history of weight loss surgery
Not taking insulin or other medications known to alter metabolism
No major medical conditions
No history of or current eating disorder
Not currently taking weight loss medications or currently enrolled in weight loss program
Additional Study Details
Full Study Title
A Cohort Study of Weight Loss and Gliosis
Ellen Schur, MD, MS
Mario Kratz, PhD, MS
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University of Washington
Seattle, Washington 98109
Fairview Ave N
Seattle Washington 98109