How does being overweight impact health outcomes?
Weight loss clinical trials exist because there is a direct correlation between excess weight and a variety of health issues. Being overweight or obese – meaning weighing at least 20% or more than the normal weight for your height - is directly tied to many health risks, one or more of which many Americans often experience:
Lifestyle and genealogy are significant contributors to high blood pressure. One can inherit it from parents and grandparents but diet, tobacco use, stress levels, and lack of exercise are the leading causes.
- Coronary heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Stroke due to build-up of arterial plaque
- Type 2 diabetes
- Cancer (colon, gallbladder, breast, and endometrial cancers)
- Sleep apnea
- Reproductive issues in females
Clinical Trials for Obesity – What You Can Expect
Weight loss and obesity clinical trials are underway to learn more about obesity’s impact on health as well as to possibly prevent or treat obesity. Volunteering to participate in a weight loss clinical trial is a way you can play a significant role in helping yourself or others struggling with weight loss. You’ll benefit by learning more about your health; having access to quality medical care; obtain reduced or no-cost medications that are may not be available anywhere else, and possibly receive compensation for your time and travel
If you are interested in participating in obesity or weight loss clinical trials, PMG Research operates research facilities in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Illinois to make volunteering easy for you. Search for a trial near you or search by your current medical condition (“weight loss”). You can also find out more about clinical trial participation, or contact us with any questions you may have.