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:
- People who are eligible to participate in the behavioral weight loss intervention (BMI greater than 30, determined by phone screen)
- People planning to have weight loss surgery with their health care team (study does not provide surgery)
Participants will have 5-6 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
-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