At Obesity Matters, we believe everyone has a vital role to play in advancing our understanding of obesity and its treatments. We’re committed to providing opportunities for those living with obesity to contribute to the scientific process, and that’s why we’re proud to connect our community members with ongoing clinical trials.
Your participation can change the future of obesity treatment
Obesity isn’t just about numbers on a scale; it’s about health, longevity, and quality of life. Clinical trials are the bridge between scientific ideas and effective solutions. They’re where hope meets evidence, and where innovation meets rigorous testing. By participating in or supporting these trials, we can accelerate our journey towards understanding obesity and developing new, effective treatments.
Benefits of Participation
Access to New Treatments: Those who participate in clinical trials may have early access to the latest treatments or interventions that are not yet widely available to the public. This can be particularly beneficial if existing treatments have not been effective for an individual.
Close Monitoring: Participants in clinical trials receive close monitoring by a team of medical professionals. This can result in a better understanding of one’s health and potentially improved management of their condition.
Potential for Broader Healthcare Improvement: Successful clinical trials can lead to the development and approval of new treatments. These can benefit not only the current participants but also countless future individuals who are affected by obesity.
Empowerment: Taking an active role in one’s health care, such as by participating in a clinical trial, can be empowering for many individuals. It gives them a sense of control and involvement in their healthcare journey.
Increasing Awareness: As more people from the Obesity Matters community participate in research, it increases awareness of the challenges faced by those with obesity and can help destigmatize the condition.
Valuing Your Commitment: Eligible participants may receive the investigational treatment at no cost and may also be compensated for their time and travel.
Diverse Data Collection: Diversity in clinical trial participants ensures that results are applicable to a wider population. Encouraging participation from all demographics and backgrounds can make the findings more relevant and accurate.
Advocacy: Participation can also serve as a form of advocacy, signaling to the medical community and policymakers the importance of continued research and intervention in the area of obesity.
We’re currently looking for participants for a range of obesity-related clinical trials. Each study is an opportunity to contribute to research that could lead to new, more effective treatments and strategies.
Different studies have different requirements, but you might be a good fit if you:
- Are 18 years or older.
- Have a BMI of 30 or higher, or >27 with a chronic condition like diabetes or hypertension
- Have tried and failed to lose weight through diet and exercise on your own
To find out if you’re eligible for any of the current trials, start by completing our online eligibility questionnaire. If it looks like you might be a good fit, we’ll connect you with obesity studies that are currently recruiting participants. Before starting any trial, it’s important to have a thorough discussion with the study site and your primary healthcare provider.
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Patient Support and Advocacy
We understand that participating in a clinical trial can be a big decision, and we’re here to support you every step of the way. From answering your questions about the process to connecting you with past trial participants who can share their experiences, we’re here for you.
If you have any questions or would like to know more about participating in clinical trials, please feel free to contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org