Weight Loss Studies

  1. Overweight women are needed for a weight loss study! This study will determine whether supplementing with protein during weight loss is beneficial to overweight women 50-65 years of age. There will be 6 inpatient and 12 outpatient visits over 9 months. Volunteers will take part in a structured and supervised weigh loss regimen. Compensation will be provided. Contact Emily at 314-747-3758 or lakeem@wusm.wustl.edu. (Posted 8/7/2013)

  2. Weight loss surgery? If you are female, 21-65 years old undergoing or have undergone Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery or laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) in the past 5 years you may qualify for a study. This study will compare how alcohol is metabolized before after RYGB and LAGB. There are up to 6 study visits. Up to $1500 is provided. Call 314-747-3758 or lakeem@wusm.wustl.edu. (Posted 8/7/2013)

  3. Weight loss study! The purpose of the study is to look at the effects of a weight loss program on metabolic health. You may qualify if you are 18-55 and overweight (BMI 30-50). This study will last ~5-8 months with meals provided. There will be two 48-hour inpatient visits & several outpatient visits including supervised exercise 4 days/ week until study weight loss goal is achieved. Up to $2125 is provided. 314-362-4884. (Posted 2/27/17)

  4. Overweight? Participants are needed for a research study! Purpose is to find out if cold activates a certain type of body fat which affects how the body removes blood lipids. You may qualify if you are female, 21–50 yrs old, and overweight. There will be 2 screening visits (4-8 hrs each), 2 metabolic studies (36 hrs each), and 1 other visit (2-6 hrs). Up to $1125 is provided. 314-286-2080 or jwinkel@dom.wustl.edujwinkel@dom.wustl.edu(Posted 5/12/16)

  5. Women are needed for a weight loss study! The purpose of the study is to see what the effects of fact accumulation are in females with lipedema, & to see if weight loss has any effects. You may qualify if you are 18-55, w/Lipedema, & have a BMI 30-45. There are 25 visits (including 2 inpatient visits). There will be muscle & fat biopsies, & meals provided for weight loss. Compensation is provided. 314-362-1000. (Posted 8/7/17)

  6. Hispanic women! A weight loss study seeks participants. The purpose of the study is to test the efficacy of a mobile phone text message intervention on weight loss. You might qualify if you are 21 to 65 years old & have body mass index (BMI) 30 to 45kg/m2. There are 4 study visits (up to 5.5 hours). Up to $80 is provided. Contact 314-286-1426 or parrad@wustl.edu. (Posted 8/16/17)

  7. College students are needed for a weight loss study! The purpose of this research study is to compare the effectiveness of certain goal & planning strategies for weight loss & diet change in students. You may qualify if you attend a college or university, are 18-25 years old, & have a BMI greater than 25. There are 2 study visits. Up to $40 is provided. Contact: 314-362-4386 or psychimprint@email.wustl.edu. (Posted 9/5/2017)