A Study of How the Natural Bacteria of the Intestines Can Affect Weight Loss Success


About this study

The purpose of this study is to find out how the naturally occurring bacteria (the microbiome) in your gut can affect your body weight

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria

  • Adult age 18-65
  • BMI > 27- kg/m2     
  • Any participant enrolled in Study IRB # 12-003683


Exclusion Criteria

  • Any patient on special diet eg. Gluten free diet, colon cleanse laxatives, colonoscopy preparation, within the past 2 weeks prior to collection of stool specimen
  • Any use of antibiotics within the past 2 weeks
  • History of Ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease or Celiac sprue
  • Not exclude, but note patients taking PPI’s or statins or oral hypoglycemics

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Vandana Nehra, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Magdalen Clemens

(507) 255-4631


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