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Study Details

Circadian Timing and Chronic Disease

(IRB#: IRB_00159535)

Circadian timing is when a person's daily behaviors occur such as eating and sleeping. Circadian timing may affect a persons health and well-being. Research is needed to learn if improving circadian timing impacts body metabolism (how a person processes and uses food). Which may lead to chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. The research we gain may aid future patients.


  • All genders
  • Over 18 years old
  • Healthy Volunteers
  •   In Person
  • Paid

Who can participate?

 Gender: All genders

  Age: Over 18 years old

  Volunteers: Healthy Volunteers

   Location: In Person

Inclusion Criteria

  • Ages 18 to 45 years old
  • Overweight or obese
  • Sleep less than 6.5 hours per night on average
  • Attend in person at the University of Utah

Exclusion Criteria

  • Chronic diseases such as diabetes, kidney, or heart disease
  • Use prescription drugs for sleep or glucose metabolism
  • Currently in weight loss or physical activity program
  • Currently smoking
  • Pregnant

Will I be paid for my time?


For more information contact:

Audrey Stegman


IRB#: IRB_00159535

PI: Christopher Depner

Department: Health-Kinesiology-Recreation

Approval Date: 2023-02-08 07:00:00

Study Categories: Diabetes Studies, Heart Studies, Weight Loss Studies

Specialties: Endocrinology & Metabolism, Sleep Medicine

Last Updated: 6/8/23