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Nutrition & Metabolic Health Initiative

The Nutrition & Metabolic Health Initiative Texas Tech

Research Studies Currently Recruiting

Texas Tech University Department of Nutritional Sciences is looking for research participants!

Below is a list of research studies currently recruiting research subjects. Various labs are conducting all studies independently. Please contact EACH study individually if you are interested (Note: The TTU Institutional Review Board has approved all studies).


Research study: 16-week Weight Loss Program

Receive $310* PLUS
*total if attended all visits 

- Study is approximately 18 TOTAL weeks including screening 
- One 20-minute telephone eligibility screening
- One 60 min initial in person assessment 
- Three approx. 6.5 hour in-person assessment
- Eight 25-min in-person check in visits
All will learn practical weight loss strategies
Some will receive FDA approved medicine for weight loss

What to expect

- During telephone screen and also the initial in-person assessment we will check for eligibility based on study and safety criteria
- If eligible you will be enrolled in the program; have your weight, body fat, measured throughout the 16-week weight loss treatment
- On 3 occasions (at the start; treatment weeks 5 and 16) you will spend approximately 6.5 hours with us. You will be given breakfast and lunch on site, have blood drawn throughout the visit, fill out questionnaires at various time points. You will also be placed in our large capacity MRI scanner (30 mins) twice during the day, where we will examine how your brain responds to simple tasks.

Men and women between 18-60 years of age, not pregnant or nursing, not smoking within a year, not abusing alcohol may be eligible. Additional assessment for eligibility including MRI Safety Screening will be conducted by telephone and also during an in-person assessment.

Dr. Nikhil Dhurandhar and Dr. Martin Binks are the principal investigators of this study.

Find Out More
BMTR Lab Phone: 806.742.5194 
Email: bmtrlab@ttu.edu

This study has been approved by the TTU Institutional Review Board

Help us learn about adolescent nutrition

If you are 13-19 years old and do not consume more than 4 eggs per week you may be eligible.

Receive $175* + Food and Travel Reimbursement
*total if attended all visits

For more information contact the BMTR lab.
No obligation, brief screening
Phone: 806.742.5194


Contact NMHI

Phone: (806) 742-NMHI (6644)