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How Do Processed Foods Affect Your Health?

Volunteers Needed

Various processed junk foods

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, are seeking adult volunteers, 18 - 50 years old, to participate in a study looking at how processed and unprocessed food affects health. Participants will be required to remain in our hospital for 1 month and eat only the meals provided by the NIH. Participants will also be required to engage in daily exercise. Compensation is provided.

Study involves:

  • One outpatient screening visit, which includes a medical history and physical examination
  • Inpatient stay at the NIH Clinical Center for a total of 29 days
  • Daily exercise on a stationary bicycle
  • Completion of questionnaires
  • Blood work, urine collection
  • Body scans

Location: The NIH Clinical Center, America's research hospital, is conveniently located on the Metro Red Line (Medical Center stop) in Bethesda, Maryland.

For more information:
NIH Clinical Center Office of Patient Recruitment
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Or go online:
Refer to study #18-DK-0044

Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

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This page last updated on 03/07/2019

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