Whole Wheat Bread Study
The purpose of this study is to examine how whole wheat bread lowers blood glucose levels by improving gut health and inflammation.
- Are at least 25 pounds overweight
- Are a non-smoker
- No medications that affect blood sugar, blood pressure, or inflammation
A Study about Brain Imaging on Forming Impressions of Food
The purpose of this study is to examine impressions on foods. This study involves looking at brain activity while you perform simple tasks (judging images of different foods).
The duration of this study will last 3 hours.
- Free of MRI contradictions
- No dietary destrictions
- Normal vison
- Right handed
Blood Pressure Health for Black/African American Women Caregivers
The purpose of this study is to determine the feasibility of a group delivered intervention for stress and blood pressure in African American women caregivers.
- Diagnosis of HTN treated with an antihypertensive medication or risk of HTN that includes obesity and high cholesterol
- Age 40 and older
- A caregiver rating of the PLWD of 2 or greater on the Alzheimer’s Dementia-8 scale
- Caregiver provides unpaid care to a PLWD at least 10 hours per week or assists with at least one instrumental activity of daily living
- Self-identifies as Black/African American
- English speaking
- Access to a telecommunications device such as the internet via desktop, laptop/tablet, smartphone, or telephone
A Study Evaluating How Dietary Oils Affect Fat in the Liver
The purpose of the WELL study is to examine how consuming dietary oils in foods like spreads, bread, cookies, muffins, and brownies everyday influences liver fat.
The study will measure liver fat using and MRI before and after consuming 3 of the study foods per day for 16 weeks. The study will also examine how consuming the study foods each day influences fat in the abdomen and in the blood. The total study duration is 18 weeks.
- Ages 25-80
- Have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease or something similar
Exclusion Criteria Include
- Unable to have an MRI scan
Sleep and Blood Sugar in People with Alzheimer's Disease
The purpose of this study is to learn about sleep and blood sugar (glucose) levels in people living with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Another purpose of the study is to see how people with AD and their caregivers/family members feel about wearing small devices to measure sleep and blood sugar.
The duration of this study is 10 days.
- 60 years or older, with Alzheimer’s disease,
- Has a caregiver 18 years or older,
- Willing to wear a watch-like device,
- Willing to wear a small sensor on the skin
Mentoring to be Active: Peer Mentoring for Rural Appalachian Children to Reduce Overweight and Obesity
The purpose of this study is to lower the rate of type 2 diabetes in rural Appalachia youth due to obesity and/or being overweight. Our long-term goal is to improve the health of underserved, high-risk youth.
This study will test the effectiveness of the Mentored Planning to be Active + Family on physical activity outcomes and health outcomes among rural Appalachian middle school aged youth suffering from either overweight or obesity.
We have local high school-aged teen mentors work closely with middle school youth to increase social support, self-efficacy, and self-regulation skills to sustain physical activity and improve health before the children enter high school.
The peer mentoring is followed by a 6-month family reinforcement program.
Some parents will provide child assessment data of perceived child physical activity behaviors and child health.
- Child has access to a computer or tablet device at home for virtual mentoring sessions/meetings
- Child suffers from overweight or obesity - does not need to be under the care of a health care professional for this condition
- Child and Parent able to participate read English at a 4th grade level.
- Family not expected to move from rural Appalachia within the 18 months.
A Study for Those With Type 2 Diabetes AND Who Are Experiencing Food Insecurity
The purpose of this study is to improve hemoglobin A1c levels in patients with type 2 diabetes experiencing food insecurity.
The study will examine the effects of a produce referral program alone and in combination with other interventions. Our research is designed to develop a deeper understanding of how to provide patients with type 2 diabetes that are experiencing food insecurity with the resources, skills, and education to manage their health and social needs.
- Age 18 years and older
- Type 2 diabetes based on American Diabetes Association Criteria
- Hemoglobin A1c level > 7.5%
- Worried about running out of food before you have money to buy more
A Study to Examine How Art Reduces Stress in People Who Suffer from Chronic Digestive Issues (ART-GUT study)
The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether group-art sessions can reduce stress, improve sleep quality, improve quality of life and decrease severity of digestive symptoms in participants who suffer from chronic digestive issues. Participants will meet virtually once per week for 1.5 hour sessions, via Zoom, and will be provided with art supplies.
The start date will be determined by the date the 1st session starts for a given group. Thus participants can be in the study for up to 14 weeks.
• Male or females aged 18 years or older
• Suffer from Chronic Digestive Symptoms
• Willing to meet virtually once per week for 1.5 hour group sessions
A Study to Help Improve Symptoms of Gastroparesis (BREATHE)
The purpose of this research study is to see if practicing mindful breathing daily can reduce stress, improve sleep
and possibly improve symptoms in patients with Gastroparesis.
Gastroparesis is a condition characterized by symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, feeling excessively full after eating a little bit, bloating and abdominal pain. One or more of these symptoms can be present in a given patient.
Your participation throughout the study will last 6 weeks.
• At least 18 years of age
• Able to read and understand English
• Has symptoms of gastroparesis for at least 6 months (gastric emptying study is NOT required for inclusion)
Diet Quality of Low-Income Children 6-24 months old
The purpose of the research is to determine the dietary patterns and calculate the dietary quality of children 6 to 24 months of age and enrolled in childcare centers, WIC, and other places that serve parents of young children; and to identify the most important cultural, social, and economic factors influencing the dietary and feeding patterns of these children. The total amount of time you will be asked to volunteer for this study is 2 hours and 10 minutes.
- Parent or caregiver of a child 6 to 24 months old - Receiving WIC, SNAP, or similar benefits - Live in Franklin County, Ohio