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The purpose of this study is to explore the effects of an intervention designed to help increase physical activity and decrease screen time.
This study is a randomized, adaptive, parallel arm study. The treatment group will receive the Elira wearable patch system and provided instructions for use and advised to follow a 1200 calorie diet. The control group will be asked to follow a 12 calorie diet only. Each group will be followed for 12 weeks. Total body weight loss will be measured as well as appetite changes. Safety data will be collected throughout the study period. Safety and effectiveness will be determined based on differences between the groups.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of dietary fat on satiety (the experience of fullness between one meal and the next) and energy metabolism over an extended period of time (chronic effects). How dietary fat sources affect satiety, appetite and energy use is unclear. The investigators will use a controlled setting for the studies. They want to know if the source of dietary fat alters satiety, satiety hormones, and energy expenditure responses after consuming different diets.
In order to study the effectiveness of personalized healthcare intervention for lifestyle-related diseases, investigators designed this study using mobile application and clinical feedback coaching.
There is an ongoing and worsening problem with obesity in the developed, and much of the developing world. Although it has long been realized that Western diets that are rich in sugar and fat play an important role in this, it has only recently been realized that exposure to these diets, particularly in childhood, can damage the part of the brain that determines how much fat there is in the body. The result of this damage is that the so-called "set-point" for fat in this part of the brain is pushed upwards. There is a lot of evidence from animals that activating the brain's balance (vestibular) system pushes this set-point for fat downwards to cause fat loss, probably because this tricks the brain into thinking that the animal is more physically active. The aim of this study is to see whether the same effect can be triggered in humans by non-invasively stimulating the vestibular system with a small electrical current through the skin behind their ears.
Rationale: The microbial composition in the small intestine (SI) differs largely from the composition in feces. Many physiological processes related to health, such as immunoregulation and metabolic programming, mainly take place in the SI. Therefore, the SI, from a microbiota perspective, is as relevant as the large intestine. There are indications that microbiota composition is different in lean and obese subjects, and is related to insulin resistance. However, these indications are mainly based on the analysis of fecal samples. Therefore, analysis of the microbiota composition in the more proximal part of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract may provide new insights into the microbial species that are involved or related to metabolic homeostasis at that location. The IntelliCap® CR system offers a minimally invasive tool that is able to collect reliable samples in the SI, as was shown by NIZO in a clinical validation study. The main aim of the current study is to explore and compare the upper GI microbiota composition in lean and obese subjects, in order to generate new leads for development of products that may target the upper GI microbiota community or specific species thereof, which may impact the maintenance of metabolic homeostasis. This may provide new opportunities for the treatment, reduction or prevention of overweight and/or obesity or insulin resistance.
The purpose of the registry was to observe the safety and effectiveness outcomes for subjects treated with the EndoBarrier in the post market setting where the product had Conformité Européene (CE mark) regulatory approval and in accordance to the approved Indication For Use.
The study will take place at a cafe managed by university dining services and is located in a university building adjacent to the psychology building. The cafe sells sugar-sweetened beverages and a variety of diet drinks. The campus dining services and the manager of the cafe have given investigators permission to "tax" their sugar sweetened beverages and will provide their sales data for a 12 week period. The investigators will introduce four arms to the experiment. One arm will be baseline data where business 'as usual' will be conducted and no price increases will be implemented on SSBs. In the general tax condition the investigators will introduce a 3 cent/ounce tax on the five SSB flavors the café offers. In the Pre-K tax condition the investigators will institute a 3 cent/ounce tax but will label the tax as proceeds going to Pre-K education. This is designed after the Philadelphia tax that was recently passed where funds were earmarked to benefit childhood education. In the childhood healthy eating program condition the investigators will institute a 3 cent/ounce tax but will label the tax as proceeds going toward childhood healthy eating programs. In all tax conditions the firm will keep the proceeds, but the research team will make a donation to a Pre-K education non-profit and a childhood healthy eating non-profit of the amount generated by the tax during the study period. Each experimental arm will run for 3 weeks total (for a total study period of 12 weeks). The conditions will alternate by week (i.e., week 1: business as usual; week 2: general tax; week 3: pre-K tax; week 4: childhood healthy eating tax; week 5: business as usual, etc). A research assistant will visit the café each week to make any necessary changes to signs that will label the drinks. The investigators will change the signage of the drinks in the cooler during the study period. For the baseline period there will be no changes to the signs made. Currently all beverages are labeled with their name and cost (e.g., Pepsi, $1.89). In the tax conditions the investigators will change the price of the drink (3 cents/ounce) and add a line notifying consumers of the soda 'surcharge' (note "surcharge" will be used in the study because no tax was actually passed by the local government). An example of this sign would be 'Pepsi, $2.29, includes 40 cent sugary drink surcharge.' In the Pre-K tax condition an added line will say, "Pepsi, $2.29, includes a 40 cent sugar sweetened beverage surcharge. Proceeds benefit Pre-K education." In the childhood healthy eating programs condition the text will say, "Pepsi, $2.29, includes a 40 cent sugary drink surcharge. Proceeds benefit Childhood Healthy Eating programs."
The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the Carboxipeptidase D (CPD) genotyping as a predictive biomarker of body weight and/or fat mass reduction in obese patients treated with perindopril. There is nonclinical and clinical evidence that a subgroup of human subjects may present a decrease in body weight and/or fat mass following treatment with perindopril. Although the individual characteristics that determine such effect are still unknown, Gene PreDiT SA (Biocant Park, Cantanhede, Portugal) discovered that certain genetic characteristics (e.g., single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of CPD gene) may play a role and potentially could serve as a potential predictive biomarker of response to perindopril. These promising results, along with the fact that perindopril is a medicine already in use in clinical practice, led Gene PreDiT SA to decide to proceed with the development of a theranostic approach for the treatment of obesity. Such theranostic approach consists on the use of CPD genotyping to identify obese subjects that could present improved body weight and fat mass reduction following treatment with perindopril. The current clinical trial aims to prove the concept and provide data to design further confirmatory studies. Additionally this study will evaluate the association between CPD SNPs genotypes and response to perindopril; the effect of perindopril in waist circumference, waist/hip ratio, and BMI and the tolerability and safety of perindopril in the study population.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the LINX device in patients who have previously undergone laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) for obesity and have chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The study will monitor safety and changes in reflux symptoms.