About The Study:

The obesity crisis remains a significant public health issue, with obesity rates in the US and worldwide steadily climbing over the past four decades. There are concerns that this figure may rise further, given reports of increased weight gain during the COVID-19 pandemic. Obesity poses various health risks, including dyslipidemia, type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, coronary heart disease, stroke, gallbladder disease, respiratory issues, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, and certain cancers. 

Rochester Clinical Research is currently seeking people 18-80 years old for an obesity research study. The study is approximately 20 months (about 1 and a half years) long and includes 17 visits to the office. Compensation will be provided for your time and travel if you qualify to participate.


  • 18-80 years old
  • BMI ≥30 kg/m2 and weight must be under 350lbs for the Dexa scan
  • History of 1 or more self-reported unsuccessful dietary attempts to lose weight
  • No history of diabetes (Type 2 or Type 1), history of gestational diabetes is permitted
  • No previous bariatric surgery
  • *Please note, many other qualifications apply