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About the Study

The study is the first to show how meal timing affects 24-hour energy metabolism when food intake and meal frequency are matched.


  • $1400 for completing the entire study
  • 10 weeks of meals provided for free
  • Must be willing to be monitored while eating
  • Two 24-hour tests in our clinic
  • Body scan to measure your body fat


  • 30-65 years old
  • Overweight BMI of 27-43 kg/m2
  • Wake up at a regular time between 5-8am
  • Have prediabetes, are at risk for diabetes, or might have higher than average blood sugar levels (we will test this for you)


PI: Dr. Courtney Peterson

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