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If you want to help others while helping yourself, participate in one of our many research studies. Select a topic that interests you, see what’s involved in the study and find out if you qualify.

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Weight Loss & Metabolism

Weight Loss & Metabolism

Optimal Timing of Exercise Initiation within a Lifestyle Weight-Loss Program

This 18-month research study is being done to determine the best time to begin exercise within a lifestyle weight-loss program. All subjects will receive a group-based behavioral weight-loss program and will ultimately do 300 minutes per week of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise at the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center.

User Testing and Feedback for a Mobile Health Program for Postpartum Women

We are testing a mobile app called Fit After Baby to learn more about how to best help moms lose weight after delivery.

The Beef WISE Study: Beef’s Role in Weight Improvement, Satisfaction and Energy

The CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center is seeking volunteers for a new weight loss research study looking at the role of beef in weight loss and weight maintenance. The study will last approximately 6 months. Participants will participate in a 16 week State of Slim weight loss program at no cost and receive monetary stipends to be used to purchase State of Slim-friendly protein foods. Participants will receive body composition scans, lab work and wellness assessments at no charge and be given free access to the Anschutz Health and Wellness Fitness Center.

Nutrition, Metabolism & Appetite

Nutrition, Metabolism & Appetite

Brain & Appetite

  • There are no studies currently looking for participants in this category. Check back later.

Nutrition & Metabolism

Aging Subcutaneous Adipose Tissue Response to Overfeeding

The purpose of the study is to research whether age affects how fat tissue responds to 1 week of overfeeding. We are looking for healthy men aged 24-40 or 55-75 who are overweight to mildly obese, sedentary to moderately active and are non-smokers. Over the course of 1 month there will be a total of 4 visits.

Nutrition, Obesity & Cancer

  • There are no studies currently looking for participants in this category. Check back later.
Physical Activity & Inactivity

Physical Activity & Inactivity

The Effects of Exercise on Appetite Regulation in Overweight/Obese Individuals

Volunteers are needed for a research study to examine the effects of exercise on food intake and appetite regulation.

Sedentary Behavior Research Study

This research study aims to learn more about how the time we spend seated affects our health.

Fetal Environment & Pediatrics

Fetal Environment & Pediatrics

Breast Milk and Infant Growth and Body Composition Among Healthy Mothers, Obese Mothers and Mothers with Diabetes

This research study is examining how a mother’s size and diabetes status may affect her breast milk and infant weight gain. We’re looking for pregnant mothers who plan to exclusively breastfeed their babies for at least the first four months of life.

Randomized Trial of Diet in GDM: Metabolic Consequences to Mother and Offspring

This research study is examining two different healthy diet types: a lower-carbohydrate diet and a higher-, complex-carbohydrate diet to determine which diet might be best to maximize mother’s and baby’s health. We’re looking for pregnant mothers who have been recently diagnosed with gestational diabetes (GDM) and are not further than 31 weeks gestation.

Regulation of Maternal Fuel Supply and Neonatal Adiposity

This research study plans to learn about how maternal metabolism may affect baby’s growth and development during pregnancy and the first year of life. We’re looking for overweight, pregnant mothers in their first trimester of pregnancy.

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Menopause & Women’s Health

There are no studies currently looking for participants in this category.

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If you didn’t qualify or find a study that interests you, please check back with us periodically as new studies are always recruiting.

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