Weight loss study for colorectal cancer prevention

UIC researchers are conducting a research study to learn more about how weight loss affects colon cancer risk factors and are looking for participants who have had a colonoscopy in the past 5 years.

This study may be right for you if:

  • You are between 45 and 65 years old.
  • You have had a colonoscopy within the last 5 years and have had one or more polyps called “adenomas”.
  • Your body weight and height classify you as obese.
  • You are ready to participate in a weight loss study.

If you decide to participate in the research study, you:

  • Come to UIC for one screening visit and up to eight research visits and participate in the weekly check-ups.
  • Have your weight, height, body composition and caloric needs measured.
  • Take multiple health, food, and experience surveys.
  • Undergo three blood draws and three flexible sigmoidoscopies (a “mini-colonoscopy” without preparation or sedation is necessary).
  • Collect three stool samples at home.
  • Maintain food records and dietary records.
  • Participate in one of three study groups (two include diet) for 12 months.

Participants will receive compensation for their time and reimbursement for travel.

For more information please contact:
TRE-CRC research team
Phone number 312-996-9342

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