Food for Thought Study

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Study Overview

Interested in Joining a WW (formerly Weight Watchers) Research Study?
Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania are currently recruiting research participants for a randomized clinical trial examining how the brain responds to food images and memory tasks after a behavioral weight loss treatment for women with obesity.

Study Description

In this study, participants will be randomized to either a 16-week, group-based WW (formerly known as Weight Watchers) intervention or to a wait-list control. Both groups will have functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans at baseline and after 16-weeks.
Research procedures for qualified participants will be provided at no cost and include:
  • 16 weeks of the WW (formerly Weight Watchers) program
  • Study-related medical examinations and behavioral assessments
  • Two fMRI brain scans
  • Reimbursement for travel and compensation of up to $385.

  • Study Identifier: 834404

Recruitment Status


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