Research Study

Past Study: EIFFEL2.0

Study Status: CLOSED

Study Name: EIFFEL 2.0

Study Focus: Metabolism


Study Contact: To learn more, please call 1-877-854-8475 or fill out the Contact us form.

Study Purpose:  To collect data to help researchers better understand the different ways that women or men store fat (apple shape versus pear shape). Data suggest that fat in the lower body (pear shape) prevents the development of diabetes or the increase of cardiovascular risk associated with overweight or obesity. Understanding the origin of the fat distribution may help to understand several common chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD).

To be enrolled in this study, you must meet certain requirements. You are eligible to participate in one of the following groups if you meet the associated criteria:

  • Healthy, non-diabetic men and women
  • Ages 18-45 years old
  • BMI: 23-35 kg/m2
  • Weight stable (no change in weight in the last three months greater than or equal to 6 lbs)

Study Duration:  up to 4 weeks

Study Commitment: The study consists of a total of 4 visits to the TRI-MD facility. The visits include:

  • 1 Screening visit
  • 3 Study visits

 Study Procedures:

  • Physical exam
  • blood and fat tissue collection
  • MRS Scan
  • Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) to measure body composition
  • Resting Metabolic Rate
  • Intravenous glucose tolerance test

Compensation offered? Yes

 This study is being conducted under the direction of Dr. Steven Smith, MD at 301East Princeton Street, Orlando, Florida 32804.