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Yale Obesity Research Center (Y-Weight)

The United States is at the forefront of the global obesity epidemic with estimates indicating that half of Americans will have obesity by 2030 (body mass index ≥30kg/m2). Obesity is a complex, chronic disease in and of itself and, additionally, it has driven substantial increases in obesity-related conditions, such as Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and even some types of cancer.

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The question is, why wait? The needs are incredibly clear. We need to discover and develop new medication to provide tools for clinicians and treatment options for people living with obesity. We are all in this together, participants, researchers, patients, clinicians. Together, we can move forward on every front. Join us!

Y-Weight Research

The focus of Y-Weight (the Yale Obesity Research Center) is to investigate novel anti-obesity medications and to use these medications to help us better understand the biology of obesity. The three areas of clinical research at Y-Weight include: 1) human physiology studies (to better understand the biology of obesity), 2) clinical trials (to assess the efficacy and safety of novel anti-obesity medications), and 3) outcomes research (to investigate how these medications are used work in the real-world and impact population health).