Washington University needs volunteers for weight loss study

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Will you live longer by eating healthier or by eating less? That's the question in a Washington University Medical School study that needs volunteers.

Dr. Luigi Fontana tells us more.

The new study will determine whether health and longevity are influenced more by healthy eating or by weight loss. They're recruiting volunteers ages 30-65 who don't smoke and are normal-slightly overweight.

Participants will eat their regular diet or switch to a Mediterranean diet that's high in fiber, whole grains and low in read meat and sugar.

After three months, both groups will fast two days per week. *A dietitian will teach participants how to fast.*

At the beginning of the study, researchers will measure fats, sugar, inflammatory molecules in participants' blood, cardio health, body fat. These measurements will be taken again after two months and again at the end of the study.

To volunteer for the study call (314) 362-2399.






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