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Center For Health Behaviors Research — Processed Food Study

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The Center for Health Behaviors Research at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, located in Roanoke, is conducting a 3-9 week research study in which participants will eat various meals, and have their blood sugar and metabolic rates measured.

For this study, participants will:

  • Participate in up to 3 meal conditions for ~2 weeks each
  • Consume foods while undergoing measurements of metabolic rate and having blood drawn
  • Undergo an fMRI scan

Participants will be compensated up to $590 for participation.

IRB: #21-1052

If interested in participating in this study:

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Call 540-526-2174 and speak with research staff.

Complete the screening survey.