Randomized Controlled Trial Examining the Effects of Meal Timing Among Obese Individuals

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Study Overview

We are currently screening for this study, but all in-person visits are on hold until the COVID-19 virus state of emergency is lifted.

The timing of food consumption is now recognized as a significant contributor to body weight regulation and metabolic functioning. However, most studies have been in rodents or normal weight persons. The proposed study extends this work, including Drs. Allison and Goel's previous work on the randomized study of daytime vs. delayed eating among healthy adults, to metabolically healthy persons with obesity, but who remain at risk of developing Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) and diabetes. The study would represent the first randomized controlled experimental study in obese adults to provide isocaloric meals and snacks to participants in a free-living environment over a 8-wk period on each prescribed eating condition: daytime eating and delayed eating.

Study Description

We are seeking volunteers for a research study. You may qualify to participate if you are: Overweight, between the ages of 21 and 50 years old, not working a night shift, not going to bed regularly after midnight or waking up regularly after 9:00 am, and willing to eat food provided by the study for up to 16 weeks. Volunteers will be compensated for their participation .

  • Study Identifier: 828317

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