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Drexel University

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102
Global Leader in Obesity
Conducts research for Weight Loss
Conducts research for Bulimia
Conducts research for Eating Disorders
Conducts research for Autism
99 reported clinical trials
4 medical researchers
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Summary

Drexel University is a medical facility located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This center is recognized for care of Obesity, Weight Loss, Bulimia, Eating Disorders, Autism and other specialties. Drexel University is involved with conducting 99 clinical trials across 175 conditions. There are 4 research doctors associated with this hospital, such as Evan Forman, Ph.D, Dong Heun Lee, MD, Paakhi Srivastava, Ph.D, and Renee M Turchi, MD, MPH.

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Clinical Trials running at Drexel University

Obesity
Bulimia
Binge Eating
Spinal Cord Injury
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Weight Loss
Survivorship
Dementia
Alzheimer's Disease
Psychomotor Agitation
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Weight Loss Maintenance

for Obesity

The goal of this clinical trial is to determine the physiological basis for the differences in weight regain among adults (25-59 years old) with obesity following participation in a behavioral weight loss program. Eligible participants will undergo a baseline evaluation after which they will enter an up to 20 week behavioral weight loss program with the goal of losing at least 7 percent of their baseline weight within 37 weeks. Participants who meet the weight loss goal will be asked to remain weight stable for 2 weeks after which they will undergo a clinical examination. They will then be observed for 1 year during which they will undergo 2 additional clinical examinations, one 4 months after completing the weight loss program, and the other 12 months after completing the weight loss program.
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Digital Data Sharing

for Weight Loss

Adults attempting weight loss through lifestyle modification (LM) typically find maintenance of behavior change difficult. Outcomes might be improved if participants are provided with sustained sources of accountability and support and ongoing opportunities to reflect with others on goal progress. This study proposes that sharing digital data with other parties has the potential to improve long-term weight loss. The proposed study will enroll adults ("index participants") (N = 320) with overweight/obesity in a 24-month LM program and instruct them to use digital tools for self-monitoring of weight, physical activity, and eating on a daily basis.
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Ultra-Processed Foods' Impact on Obesity

for undefined

The changing food environment, with increasingly abundant ultra-processed food (UPF) options, may directly contribute to rising rates of obesity, though it is unknown which ingredients in UPF elevate their reinforcing nature in a way that may lead to overconsumption. The proposed study is the first to systematically examine differences in the rewarding characteristics of and physiological and metabolic responses to UPFs that are high in fat, refined carbohydrates (like sugar), or both. Understanding the biobehavioral underpinnings that enhance the reinforcing potential of ingredients in UPF (e.g., fat vs. refined carbohydrates) can inform novel intervention targets for the treatment of overeating and obesity.
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Drexel University is a medical facility located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This center is recognized for care of Obesity, Weight Loss, Bulimia, Eating Disorders, Autism and other specialties. Drexel University is involved with conducting 99 clinical trials across 175 conditions. There are 4 research doctors associated with this hospital, such as Evan Forman, Ph.D, Dong Heun Lee, MD, Paakhi Srivastava, Ph.D, and Renee M Turchi, MD, MPH.