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WYE Study

WYE Study

The main question the WYE study is exploring: Does the brain change after short term diet changes and can MRI detect these changes?Participants will have an in-person screening visit (about 2 hours), then 5 in-person study visits at UW SLU in the morning over a 2 week period (2-3 hours each) and 1 remote visit at the 12-week timepoint. Procedures include fasting blood draws, body measurements, DEXA scan (special x-ray), MRI, questionnaires and eating only study foods provided by the study for 2 weeks. The foods that are prepared for you may contain more or less than your estimated daily caloric need.Study can pay for parking if needed and $375 in US Bank cards:$25 In-person screening$75 Visit 1$50 Visit 2$75 Visit 3$50 Visit 4$75 Visit 5$25 Follow Up visit (remote visit)If interested in learning more and phone screening, contact the study at wyestudy@uw.edu.

Participant Eligibility

Age 20-40BMI between 25 and 29.9 kg/m2Willing/able to eat only study foods for 2 weeksNot in a weight loss programNot pregnant or breast feedingNo major medical conditionsOther eligibility criteria screened by phone and confirmed in person.



Additional Study Details

Full Study Title
Does What You Eat Affect Your Brain?

Study ID: STUDY00015328
Start Date: 04/15/2022
End Date: 06/30/2025

Ellen Schur, MD, MS

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Study Site(s)

University of Washington, South Lake Union

750 Republican St
Seattle, Washington 98109


Use the link below to send a message to the study coordinator, or call the number above to speak directly with a study representative.

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