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Weight management study needs participants

Are you struggling with weight management? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a four-month research study examining the beneficial effect of mushroom in assisting weight management and improving satiety (feeling full).

Participants should be:

  • a healthy overweight or obese adult
  • between 20 and 45 years of age
  • not physically active (exercise less than twice per week)
  • currently struggling with weight loss or maintaining weight

Participants must be willing to consume both egg white/mushroom blend product and egg white product for six weeks for each product (total of 12 weeks with a four-week wash-out period during which no product is consumed. Blood draws will be conducted at the beginning and end of each treatment period. Satiety will be assessed using an appetite questionnaire prior and post feeding the study products at the beginning and end of each treatment period. Weight, body composition and heart health also will be assessed at the beginning and end of each treatment period.

The total time for study participation is approximately 12 hours over four months involving four study visits. The study site is the TWU Denton campus. The study is open to TWU as well as non-TWU individuals.

Participants will receive $250 in compensation for their time, with payment of $100 at the completion of the first treatment period (six weeks) and $150 at completion of the second treatment period (16 weeks).

If you meet the criteria and are interested in participating in the study, email your full name and phone number to Shanil Juma at or call 940-898-2704.