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Weight Loss Study for Adults Aged 65 and Older
Protocol: STUDY00005760
Full Title
Preserving Lean ody Mass During Weight Loss In Elderly Obese Patients With GLP-1 Receptor Agonist Treatment
The University at Buffalo (UB) Department of Medicine is looking for adult volunteers aged 65 and older who are considered to be obese to participate in a weight loss study. The goal of this study is to see if a medication (Semaglutide) combined with normal a weight loss program can help older adults to manage their weight.

Eligible participants will be enrolled in this study for about 16 weeks. They will be required to attend 3 visits (before which they will be required to fast, or not eat or drink anything, for 10 to 12 hours) at the study site. Participants will be randomly assigned (which happens by chance, like flipping a coin) to one of two groups. The first group will participate in a weight loss program. This will include lifestyle changes and exercise/nutrition education. The second group will participate in the same weight loss program with the addition of a weekly injection of the study medication. Throughout the study, different medical exams and blood work will be performed.
Compensation: Yes
Compensation may include cash, checks, gift cards, debit cards, or incentives like gift baskets, technology items, or merchandise.
Adults 65 years old and older
Considered to be obese
Able to perform exercise tasks
Able to follow nutrition training
Fluent in English
Age Group: Adults
Principal Investigator: HUSAM GHANIM
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