The EAT Study
(Expandability of Aging Adipose Tissue)
The purpose of the EAT study is to research whether age affects how fat tissue responds to 1 week of overfeeding
- aged 25-40 yr
- aged 55-75 yr
- overweight or mildly obese
- sedentary to moderately active
- To participate, volunteers must meet the above entry criteria and complete a screening questionnaire. If eligible, individuals will
come in for 1 screening visit (blood work, physical exam, and body fat testing).
- Those who qualify and agree to participate will be asked to complete the following study requirements over the course of 2 wks:
- Fasting blood draws
- Tissue biopsies (2 separate occasions, 1 wk apart)
- Consumption of 40% excess calories for 7 consecutive days
For more details about this research study and the testing involved,
Click here to download a copy of the Consent Form.
- All visits are located on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, CO
- For a map and driving directions to the University of Colorado Hospital and the University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus
click on this link.
Benefits for Research Study Volunteers:
- physical exam and measurement of body fat
- monetary compensation
- 1 week of food provided by research metabolic kitchen
If you believe you qualify and are interested in participating, please contact Tracy Swibas at 720-848-6418 or Tracy.Swibas@ucdenver.edu
The principal investigator for this study is Rachael E. Van Pelt, PhD. This research study is approved by the Colorado Multiple Institutional Review Board (COMIRB protocol #14-2411)