Apple Pear 2 Study

Study Type

Women's Health

Study Purpose

The Apple Pear 2 research study aims to determine why women carry weight differently and how this may affect their health.

About the Study

Did you know that where women carry their weight may affect their health? Women's body shapes vary. Some women carry the majority of fat above the waist ("apple"-shaped), and some women carry fat below the waist ("pear"-shaped).

Because "pear"-shaped women tend to have better health, researchers at Pennington Biomedical are looking at what causes women to be either "apple"- or "pear"-shaped at the cellular level, and how this relates to their health.

Study Design

Number of visits:

  • 1 Screening visit
  • 9 Clinic visits

Study procedures:

  • Height, weight, vital signs
  • Urine collection and blood draws
  • Fat biopsies

Study Qualifications

To qualify for this research study, participants should:

Study Duration

The study will last approximately 4 months.


Compensation of up to $375 is offered for the completion of the study.

Study Contact

If you are interested in volunteering for the Apple Pear 2 study, 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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