Join the STRONG Study!

BuildClinical, recruiting for Pennington Biomedical Research Center, is inviting teen girls 13-17 to join a research study aimed at learning more about energy balance in girls. Join our compensated study today!

Fast Facts

girls 13-17 years old

bMI between 85th to 98th percentile

have had their first period

Compensation Provided

Conducted in Baton Rouge, LA

Study Background

STRONG participants and parents will attend an initial screening visit at Pennington Biomedical to learn about the study, take part in physical tests, and receive a wearable device to track physical activity, which will be used for 7 days at a time and returned at a later visit.

Participants will have two additional visits to Pennington Biomedical (one at the beginning of the study and one at the end) and stay for 24 hours in the metabolic chamber each time. The metabolic chamber is a special room that measures breathing and energy use. This room is like a bedroom with a window, bed, desk, TV and phone. The study staff will share more about the room should your child qualify for the study.

Help us learn more about energy balance in girls! Join our study today.

Additional Information

The STRONG research study aims to understand how girls’ muscles use different fuels in their body (carbs and fat) to provide energy for different levels of activity. This research is important for understanding how to best refuel the body when it uses up energy.

You may qualify for this study if you meet the following criteria.

Key Criteria:

  • Female
  • Ages 13-17
  • Have had your first period
  • BMI between the 85th and 98th percentile (calculate your BMI here)

If you are eligible, your participation will last about two months and will involve one screening visit and two study visits. Study procedures include:

  • Body measurements (height, weight)
  • Surveys/Questionnaires
  • Medical history assessment
  • Blood test
  • DXA scan (to measure muscle, bone, and fat)
  • Resting metabolic rate (to measure how many calories are burned in a day)
  • Bike fitness test
  • Activity trackers
  • Food diaries
  • Metabolic chamber
  • Exercise test

There is no cost to participate in this study.

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