USDA Behavior, Motivation & Nutrition Study
This study will be a cross-sectional study. The primary aim of this study is to compare the relationship between neurological function, metabolic measures and health-related behaviors between normal weight and overweight/obese perimenopausal women.
|Study Design:||Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional|
|Official Title:||Examination of Metabolic Determinants of Behavior and Motivation in Obesity: Implication to the Development of New Strategies for Achieving Body Weight Health|
- Correlation between metabolic measures and health-related behaviors in normal weight and overweight/obese perimenopausal women. [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Biospecimen Retention: Samples With DNA
Blood and saliva samples will be kept for future research purposes.
|Study Start Date:||May 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||June 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||June 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
To examine physiological and behavioral factors that may help determine health in perimenopausal middle age women. Neuroendocrine function will be measured by broad assessment of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) activity. We will also assess metabolic profiles and behavioral and emotional function. We plan to determine correlations between these measures and nutritional state. Other measures may include insulin, glucose, leptin, IGF-1, triglycerides, free fatty acids, and ghrelin and eating attitudes and physical reactivity.
|United States, California|
|USDA, ARS, Western Human Nutrition Research Center|
|Davis, California, United States, 95616|
|Principal Investigator:||Kevin Laugero, PhD||USDA, ARS, Western Human Nutrition Research Center|