LA Oversitting Pilot Study

Study Type


Study Purpose

The purpose of this research study is to determine how sitting for long periods of time impacts your overall health and risk of developing heart disease and diabetes.

About the Study

Do you know how too much sitting impacts your health?

Despite the health benefits of physical activity, many individuals get little to none on a daily basis. Sitting down for extended periods of time is rising as a risk factor for Diabetes, Heart Disease, and more. Pennington Biomedical is looking for healthy individuals to participate in a research study looking at the effects sitting down may have on different body functions and health risk factors.

Study Design

Number of visits:

  • 1 screening visit
  • 9-13 clinic visits
  • 2 inpatient visits, each 27-hours long

Study procedures:

  • ECG
  • Indirect Calorimetry
  • DXA scan
  • Fat and muscle biopsy
  • VO2 Max Test
  • MRS scans
  • Continuious glucose monitor
  • Blood draw
  • Urine collection
All study related meals and procedures will be provided at no cost to participants.

Study Qualifications

In overall good health

Study Duration

6-12 weeks


Earn up to $1000 for participation.

Study Contact

If you are interested in volunteering for LA Oversitting Pilot, click here to screen online, call 225-763-3000 or email

If you think you may be eligible, please click the button below to screen online.


Please do not fill out this questionnaire for anyone other than yourself unless you are their legal guardian.
If you know someone who may be interested please direct them to the site or have them call us directly at 225-763-3000.


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