Have you tried losing weight without success?
Refer a friend or family to this research study and receive $25.
Obesity and excess weight (overweight) are common health conditions. They are caused when the body takes in more calories than it burns off, leading to weight gain. When left untreated, the extra weight can cause complications like diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obstructive sleep apnea, and other health issues. Although there are approved medications and procedures to treat obesity, these may not work for everyone or they may have unpleasant side effects. What we learn from the MOMENTUM study may help researchers learn more about a potential new option for people with obesity and excess weight.
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The purpose of this study is to measure the effects of the study medication on body weight in people with obesity or excess weight. Researchers will also look at the effects of the study medication on blood pressure, lipids (cholesterol and fat), and levels of glucose and insulin.
Who can join the study?
If you have tried to lose weight in the past without success, you may be able to join the study. Other study requirements include (but are not limited to) the following:
- BMI greater than or equal to 30
- Has not lost more than 5kg in the last 90 days
- At least one unsuccessful dietary effort to lose weight
- Female participants can’t be breastfeeding or pregnant
- Must be of nonchildbearing potential or on some form of birth control
18 and over
- The US obesity prevalence was 42.4% in 2017 – 2018.
- From 1999 –2000 through 2017 –2018, US obesity prevalence increased from 30.5% to 42.4%. During the same time, the prevalence of severe obesity increased from 4.7% to 9.2%.
- Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer. These are among the leading causes of preventable, premature death.
- The estimated annual medical cost of l icon in the United States was $147 billion in 2008. Medical costs for people who had obesity was $1,429 higher than medical costs for people with a healthy weight.
Why participate in this obesity study?
Qualified participants will receive at no cost
- Study-related physical exams
- Study-related lab work
- Study-related procedures
Compensation up to $850 for time and travel for qualified participants.
This research study is enrolling people who:
Are you over the age of 18?
Have no history of obesity due to medical issues like hypothyroidism, Cushing’s syndrome, etc.
Can commit to multiple on-site visits