Obesity affects more than one-third of adults in America, with obesity being defined as anyone with a bodyweight 20% more than what is considered healthy for their age and height. Obesity results from an energy imbalance where the amount of calories consumed are greater than the amount of calories expelled. This can be caused by genetics, eating habits, location, and well-being.
Individuals who are obese are more likely to suffer from type 2 diabetes, hypertension, certain types of cancer and more. In addition to being life-altering and potentially fatal, these conditions put individuals at an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
Research into adult obesity focuses on finding treatment options to alleviate health concerns and lose weight.
If you are obese but do not have acute or chronic pancreatitis and/or type 1 or 2 diabetes, you may qualify for our clinical trial.
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Volunteer today to see if you qualify for our Obesity clinical research study, Qualified volunteers may be compensated for time and travel.