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Obesity clinical trials at UC Cancer

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  • A Study to See if an iPhone Weight Management App Can Help Promote Weight Loss in Adolescents and Young Adults After a Stem Cell Transplant

    open to eligible people ages 13-30

    This early phase I trial studies how well a behavioral weight loss intervention consisting of a smartphone application and coaching works for the promotion of weight loss in adolescents and young adults after a stem cell transplant. This study may help researchers learn more about how adolescents and young adults can lose weight and develop healthy eating habits.

    at UCLA

  • Central Obesity and Cancer Prevention for Chinese American Women

    open to eligible females ages 18 years and up

    This project examines the feasibility of a smartphone-based intervention to reduce obesity and breast cancer risk among Chinese American women in San Francisco. The proposed intervention is to use the mobile application and an activity tracker device to promote a healthier lifestyle and physical activity. Ultimately, the findings will advance the NIH mission of enhancing health promotion and disease prevention.

    at UCSF

  • SCOPE-Chinese Women Study

    open to eligible females ages 18 years and up

    This project examines the feasibility of a smartphone-based intervention to reduce obesity and breast cancer risk among Chinese women in China. The proposed intervention is to use the mobile application and an activity tracker device to promote a healthier lifestyle and physical activity. The intervention will be tailored to the participants' behaviors, personal needs, and preferences. The aim is to reduce abdominal obesity and improve healthy lifestyle behaviors in premenopausal women with children in order to reduce the growing cancer burden in China.

    at UCSF

  • Walnut Study

    “Postmenopausal Women Needed for a Research Study”

    open to eligible females ages 45-65

    This study seeks to confirm and extend previous finding that four weeks of daily intake of 40 g of walnuts improve microvascular function, increasing the reactive hyperemia index (RHI), effects which were greatest in individuals with the worst initial RHI and correlating to circulating levels of vasoactive plasma epoxides. The current trial will enroll postmenopausal women who are at risk for cardiovascular disease due to their menopausal status and increased central adiposity. The initial trial focused on non-esterified (i.e. plasma) derived oxylipins, but substantial and unique changes were also observed in the esterified lipoprotein pool. The current study will add the esterified lipoprotein pool, important, as the mechanisms by which walnut intake influences endothelial function are currently undefined, but may include lipoprotein induced modulation of vascular hemostasis. As a secondary objective, primary metabolism and urolithin metabotype will be analyzed as a way to capture the influence of potential differences in habitual diet and metabolism on physiologic response. Therefore, this study will combine measures of cardiovascular physiology, metabolomics, and walnut-derived metabolite analyses to assess the 12 week influence of 40 g of daily walnut intake on the health of overweight and obese postmenopausal women.

    at UC Davis

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