EGGSPDITe: Obesity Reduction - Clinical Trial

What is the Purpose of this Study?

We are doing this study to learn if a high quality protein diet can help improve the health and well-being of people that have a higher risk of diabetes.

What is the Condition Being Studied?

Pre-Diabetes and Obesity

Who Can Participate in the Study?

Adults 60+ who:
- Have pre-diabetes
- Have normal kidney function
- Are able to walk independently
- Are able to consume eggs and egg products
- Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or higher
--If you unsure, you can check your BMI here:

Age Group

What is Involved?

If you agree to join this study, you will:
- Participate in a 4 month virtual weight-loss intervention
- Have a few blood tests
- Complete questionnaires online
- Be randomized (like flipping a coin) to one of two groups:
---Group 1: Weight loss diet
---Group 2: Weight-loss diet using eggs and other high protein food
- Attend a weekly virtual weight-loss meeting which will be done over Zoom (a type of video chat)

For more information please contact us at: or 919-660-7507

Study Details

Full Title
Balanced (Egg) Protein during Obesity Reduction: Differential Responses of Insulin Resistance by Race
Principal Investigator
Connie Bales
Protocol Number
IRB: PRO00089075
NCT: NCT03771261
Enrollment Status
Open for Enrollment
Contact the Duke Recruitment Innovation Center