Timed Eating Study
Study PurposeThe goal of the TIMED EATING research study is to find out whether eating meals early in the day lowers your blood sugar and improves your health.
About the Study
Does it matter when you eat? The TIMED EATING research study will test the conventional wisdom that people should graze all day. Recent evidence suggests that grazing may not in fact be beneficial to health. Instead, a few studies suggest:
- eating earlier in the day may facilitate weight loss and improve blood sugar control
- having a longer period between dinner one day and breakfast the following day may be better for health (a form of intermittent fasting)
- 2 Screening visits
- 4 Clinic visits
- 2 Periods of 36 days (total of 72 days) of eating most meals at Pennington Biomedical and/or under remote supervision
- OGTT (Oral Glucose Tolerance Test): measures your blood sugar control
- Applanation Tonometry: measures the health of your blood vessels
- Orthogonal Polarization Spectroscopy: measures your circulation
- Blood draws
- Early in the Day Eating: 3 meals spaced over 6 hours (1 meal every 3 hours); when you are finished eating, you will go 18 hours without food.
- Grazing: 3 meals spaced over 12 hours (1 meal every 6 hours). When you are finished eating, you will go 12 hours without food.
Number of visits:
During the eating parts of the study, you will eat according to the following schedules:
- Age: 35-70 years old
- Weight: BMI (25-50) calculate your BMI
- Males only
We are especially looking for men who are at-risk for diabetes or elevated blood sugar.
Study Duration4 months (10 weeks participating in the study + 7 weeks off)
CompensationEarn up to $1800 for participation.
Study ContactIf you are interested in volunteering for the TIMED EATING study, click here to screen online, call 225-763-3000 or email email@example.com.
If you think you may be eligible, please click the button below to screen online.GET STARTED
Please do not fill out this questionnaire for anyone other than yourself unless you are their legal guardian.
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