Summary

Eligibility
for people ages 18 years and up (full criteria)
Healthy Volunteers
healthy people welcome
Location
at UCLA
Dates
study started
estimated completion
Principal Investigator
by A. Janet Tomiyama (ucla)

Description

Summary

This study will use a within-subjects design in a sample of individuals with a range of food insecurity recruited from the Los Angeles community (N = 400; 50% men). These participants will then, in counterbalanced order, be exposed to a gold-standard laboratory stressor and a control condition, one month apart. Moderation analyses will test whether cortisol reactivity to the stressor acts as a modulator of the relationship between high levels of food insecurity and increased hyperpalatable food intake.

Official Title

Food Insecurity, Poor Diet, and Metabolic Syndrome: Cortisol's Amplifying Role

Keywords

Food Insecurity, Physiological Stress, Psychological Stress, Cortisol, Eating, Diet, High-Stress Intervention

Eligibility

You can join if…

Open to people ages 18 years and up

  • Age 18+
  • English-speaking

You CAN'T join if...

  • Recent (<1 year) diagnosis of major psychiatric disorders including any mood disorder, schizophrenia, or PTSD
  • Recent (<1 year) diagnosis of eating disorder
  • Recent (<1 year) diagnosis of metabolic or endocrine disorder or steroid or hormonal contraceptive use
  • Pregnancy
  • Allergy to any of the foods in the food buffet
  • Participation in strict dieting or caloric restriction

Location

  • University of California, Los Angeles accepting new patients
    Los Angeles California 90095 United States

Lead Scientist at University of California Health

Details

Status
accepting new patients
Start Date
Completion Date
(estimated)
Sponsor
University of California, Los Angeles
ID
NCT05191030
Study Type
Interventional
Participants
Expecting 400 study participants
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