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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, then 5 in-person study visits at UW SLU in the morning over a 2 week period 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 checks:$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

People aged 20-40 with BMI between 25 and 29.9 kg/m2 and willing to eat only study foods for 2 weeks. Other eligibility criteria screened by phone and confirmed in person. Participants cannot be in a weight loss program, pregnant or breast feeding, or have gallbladder disease.



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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