Study Type

Weight Loss/Obesity

Study Purpose

The purpose of this research study is to test the effects of a study product on weight loss and the reasons for weight loss with the study product.

About the Study

Participants will be randomized into one of three groups: the first group will receive an investigational study product, the second group will receive an FDA-approved drug, and the third group will receive a placebo. Participants in the first and third group will be asked to come to the clinic once a week for dosage. Participants in the second group will self-administer at home.

The study will take course over 3.5 months. This includes the screening period, treatment period, and follow-up period.

Study Design

Number of Visits: approximately 14 in-person study visits and several at-home assessments.


  • Assessment of medical history, physical exam
  • Height, weight and waist circumference measurements
  • Subcutaneous injection of study product (training on how to do so for at-home participants)
  • fMRI, MRI, and ECG
  • Questionnaires
  • Blood work
  • Lifestyle counseling

Study Qualifications

To qualify for this research study, participants should:

  • Be between 18-65 years old
  • Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 27 – 50 calculate your BMI
  • Be nondiabetic

*You may not qualify for this study based on other eligibility criteria not listed.  The study coordinator will go over this information in detail.

Study Duration

Participation in the study will last approximately 3.5 months.


Compensation of up to $960 is offered for the completion of this study.

Study Contact

If you are interested in volunteering for this research study, click here to screen online. Interested volunteers may also call 225-763-3000 or email

If you think you may be eligible, please click the button below to screen online.


Please do not fill out this questionnaire for anyone other than yourself unless you are their legal guardian.
If you know someone who may be interested please direct them to the site or have them call us directly at 225-763-3000.


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