March 15, 2021

Adults 50 and older needed for weight loss study

We are seeking volunteers for a research study looking at the role of dietary protein and resistance training in weight loss. The study will last approximately 12 months. Participants will participate in the State of Slim weight loss program and receive body composition scans and lab work at no charge. Participants will meet in virtual group classes on a weekly basis for 4 months and monthly virtual group classes for the remainder of the year. Participants will receive monetary stipends totaling $300 to reimburse for time and travel to study classes and study visits. You may qualify for this weight loss research study if you: Are 50 years old or older. Have obesity (BMI of 30-50 kg/m2 or 25-50 kg/m² if you use a wheelchair). Check your BMI at:http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm. Are willing to participate in virtual group weight loss classes, follow the State of Slim diet and exercise recommendations, and complete five study visits over a 12-month period at the Lakeshore Foundation Campus. Please call 205-975-4113 or email reba0315@uab.edu if you are interested.