Resting Metabolic Rate and Gut Microbiome in Pre-Menopausal Women


The purpose of this study is to better understand how microbes in our gut affect our resting metabolic rate (the amount energy expended at rest by our bodies) and body weight.


There are trillions of microbes in our gut which produce a number of substances that may affect our metabolism. It is also known that gut microbes differ between different ethnic and racial groups. In this study, we want to measure RMR, body weight, and body fat among African American and White women and relate it to type of gut microbes and substances produced by them. A total of 120 White or African American, pre-menopausal woman between the ages of 18-50 years are expected to participate in this research at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

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Primary Investigator: Srividya Kidambi, MD, MS

Subcategories: Obesity, microbiome, probiotics, resting metabolic rate

Protocol ID: PRO00038116
Status: Currently Enrolling