Obesity Clinical Trials

Browse current & upcoming clinical research / studies on Obesity. There are a total of 1941 clinical trials for Obesity in 32 countries with 229 trials currently in the United States. 374 are either active and/or recruiting patients or have not yet been completed. Click the title of each study to get the complete details on eligibility, location & other facts about the study.

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Interventional trials
Determine whether experimental treatments or new ways of using known therapies are safe and effective under controlled environments.
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Address health issues in large groups of people or populations in natural settings.
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July 2015 -
This goal of this randomized controlled effectiveness trial is to compare the effectiveness of a peer-led health lifestyle intervention (Peer GLB) versus usual care services in two supportive housing agencies in New York City (Pathways to Housing [PTH] and Federation Employment and Guidance Service [FEGS]) serving diverse clients with serious mental illness who are overweight or obese. The intervention follows the Group Lifestyle Balance curriculum derived from the Diabetes Prevention Program and that has been shown to help people achieve clinically significant weight loss (equal to or greater than 5% weight loss of initial weight). The intervention will be delivered by trained peer-specialists employed at the supportive housing agencies and supervised by the study team. Peer GLB is a 12-month group intervention that focuses helping people lose weight by improving people's diet and increasing their physical activity and consists of weekly core group sessions (3 mo.), bi-monthly transitional group sessions (3 mo.), and maintenance monthly sessions (6 mo.). We plan to enroll 300 clients with serious mental illness who are overweight/obese (BMI equal to or greater than 25) from our two supportive housing agencies. Clients will be randomized to either the Peer-led healthy lifestyle intervention or usual care conditions. The primary outcome for this study is achieving clinically significant weight loss (equal to or greater than 5% weight loss from baseline weight) at 12 and 18 months post randomization. The secondary outcomes for this study include overall reductions in weight, waist circumference, blood pressure, and improvements in physical activity, self-efficacy, recovery and health-related quality of life. Repeated assessments will be at baseline, 6, 12 and 18 month post randomization. Primary Hypothesis: Peer GLB participants will have a higher proportion of persons achieving clinically significant weight loss (equal to or greater than 5% weight loss) at 12 and 18 months than UC participants. Secondary Hypothesis: At 6, 12, and 18 months post-randomization, there will be significant reductions in average weight, waist circumference, blood pressure, and significant improvements in physical activity, self-efficacy, recovery, and health-related quality of life in Peer GLB compared to UC.
Sponsor: Columbia University
Study type: Interventional
June 2015 - December 2015
A 20 episode video game called Mommio simulates parent-child feeding interactions for parents of 3-5 year old children within a storyline addressing a problem commonly reported by parents (getting their 3-5 yo to taste a vegetable, which is often a first step toward eating the vegetable), thereby training parents in effective food parenting practices. This research evaluates whether the 20 episodes targeting barriers identified by parents across five levels of difficulty influences vegetable parenting practices and children's dietary intake.
Sponsor: Archimage, Inc.
Study type: Interventional
June 2015 - December 2018
This study will examine whether hesperidin, a major component of citrus fruits, affects how the body responds to insulin in healthy and obese people. Laboratory studies suggest that hesperidin treatment lowers blood pressure, lowers blood sugar and increases blood flow. This study will see if hesperidin improves insulin resistance or insulin's effects on blood flow in people with insulin resistance. Healthy normal weight or overweight people between 21 and 65 years of age may be eligible for this study. Participants are randomly assigned to take hesperidin or a placebo (inactive dummy pill ) for a 4-week treatment phase.
Sponsor: University of Maryland
Study type: Interventional
June 2015 - December 2017
The population continues to increase in weight. Currently there are no guidelines in the dosing of cefazolin for the obese population. Standard dosing of cefazolin 2 grams for patients <120 kg and 3 grams for patients >120 kg is used as the dose for surgical prophylaxis. This makes no provisions for weight based dosing. There has been some recent data which states this might not be enough for the obese patients. The primary objective of this study is to determine if weight based dosing (30 mg/kg) of cefazolin as surgical prophylaxis for patients undergoing elective gastric bypass/laparoscopic Roux-en-y gastric bypass provides appropriate serum concentrations for a larger percentage of time than the current method of giving the standard 2 or 3 gram doses of cefazolin peri-operatively. The concentration of cefazolin in tissue will also be measured to help assess this question.
Sponsor: University of Colorado, Denver
Study type: Interventional
February 2015 - September 2017
The main objective of this study is to compare the efficacy of two weight losing strategies (obesity surgery with gastric banding, and standard of care) on physical performance in elderly obese persons submitted to a physical training. Our hypothesis is that a surgery-induced weight loss in the context of a physical training (which is recommended in people 60-75 yrs losing weight) improves physical performance as compared to standard of care (3-5% weight loss).
Sponsor: University Hospital, Toulouse
Study type: Interventional
January 2015 - December 2015
This is an open-label trial investigating the effect of Spatz 3 intragastric balloon on weight loss on obesity and associated co- morbidities. The study aim is to evaluate the effect of the intra gastric balloon on weight reduction and on related co- morbidities during 1 year of balloon implantation and a year following explantation.
Sponsor: Sheba Medical Center
Study type: Interventional
January 2015 - January 2019
The purpose of this study is to examine the impact of a lifestyle intervention on gestational weight gain, postpartum weight loss, and other secondary outcomes relative to a usual care control group.
Sponsor: University of South Carolina
Study type: Interventional
January 2015 - December 2017
HMG co-A reductase inhibitors, commonly called statins, are an effective treatment for dyslipidemia and atherosclerotic heart disease with proven mortality benefit. While the lipid-lowering effects of statins are well-known, other metabolic effects, including effects on glucose tolerance and ectopic fat distribution, are less completely understood. Recent studies have shown that some statins may increase the risk of diabetes. Further, research has suggested that statins may have some benefit in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a condition associated with obesity that includes increased fat in the liver (steatosis) and, in some cases, inflammation and hepatocellular damage (steatohepatitis). Pitavastatin, approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2009, is the most recent statin to enter the market. Unlike most statins, pitavastatin is not primarily metabolized through cytochrome P450 (CYP450), and thus has reduced potential for interactions with other medications that are metabolized by CYP450. Previous studies have suggested that pitavastatin may be neutral to glucose homeostasis and may improve hepatic lipid. Neither of these effects has been proven definitively, however, and the current proposal aims to characterize in detail the effects of pitavastatin on glucose homeostasis, hepatic steatosis, and steatohepatitis.
Sponsor: Massachusetts General Hospital
Study type: Interventional
January 2015 - August 2018
Regular exercise has several positive health effects including increased physical fitness and muscle mass. It is well known that increased muscle mass is associated with increased resting energy expenditure which may facilitate weight loss and maintenance. Previous studies have, however, failed to show any consistent association between the intensity of physical exercise and energy expenditure, or relate the variance in these adaptations to genetic variability. Whether high-intensity exercise (HIE) is associated with improved health related quality of life in severely obese patients remains unknown. This PhD-project is based on a planned randomised controlled study including 50 or more treatment seeking morbidly obese patients who will be randomised to either a 24 week moderate-intensity exercise (MIE) programme or a 24 week high-intensity exercise (HIE) programme. The investigators main hypothesis is that patients randomised to the HIE-program will achieve higher energy expenditure during rest and physical activity after treatment than those allocated to the MIE-programme. In addition, the investigators hypothesise that the HIE-group will achieve a better health related quality of life than the MIE-group after treatment. The investigators also hypothesize that inter-individual variability in adaptation to the two training regimens may be due to genetic factors. If the investigators hypotheses are confirmed, this project might have beneficial clinical implications for future obesity treatment strategies.
Sponsor: Sykehuset i Vestfold HF
Study type: Interventional
January 2015 - August 2018
This project is a randomized controlled trial to compare the efficacy of two interventions- one based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and one based on Self-Regulation (SR)- and a control group (called weight loss only (WLO)) on 24-month weight loss outcomes. All participants will first participate in an initial 4-month standard behavioral weight loss program. Participants will be randomized into 1 of 3 groups and receive a 3-part workshop; the ACT workshop will teach ACT skills including acceptance and mindfulness techniques designed to promote behavior change and health behavior persistence consistent with one's core values. The SR program will focus on self-regulation, regular weighing, and modeling behavior on successful maintainers. The WLO group will receive a control workshop focused on cooking demonstrations and general nutrition topics.The primary outcome is weight loss at 24 months. The secondary outcome is change in psychological flexibility, a critical component of ACT interventions and a potential innovative mediating mechanism. Primary Hypothesis: At 24 months, the ACT group will show significantly greater weight loss as compared to the SR and WLO groups.
Sponsor: The Miriam Hospital
Study type: Interventional
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