Research study on how Mediterranean Diet, weight loss impact risk of colon cancer among African Americans

Researchers at UIC are doing a research study to learn more about how the Mediterranean Diet and weight loss affect colon cancer risk for African Americans. We are looking for participants who are 45-75 years old and are overweight.

This study may be a good fit for you if:

  • You identify as Black or African American.
  • You are between the ages of 45-75 years old.
  • You are overweight with a Body Mass Index of 30-50.
  • You are willing to change your diet and lifestyle.

If you decide to take part in the research study, you would:

  • Come to UIC for a screening visit and up to three research visits and take part in 30-minute Zoom check-ins.
  • Have your weight, height, body composition and calorie needs measured.
  • Complete several surveys about health, diet and experiences.
  • Undergo three blood draws.
  • Collect three stool samples at home.

Participants will receive compensation $70-$100 for each of three data collection points once complete.

If interested, please contact our study team at 312-355-3894 or email

For more information, please contact:
Lara Blumstein


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