Optimal Weight for Life Program Bash III: Beverages And Societal Health Study

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Do you drink at least one soda, sports drink or other beverage with added sugar per day?

Be part of this important study on the effect of sugary drinks on body weight and heart disease risk!

For 18- to 40-year old men and women

  • Do you drink at least one soda, sports drink,  fruit punch or energy drink every day? Are you a healthy 18-40 year old?
  • This 12-month study investigates the effect of beverages on weight and cardiovascular disease risk.
  • You would get: Beverage deliveries to your home and American Express gift cards worth up to $300

For more information call 617-355-2500 or email BASH. 

Participants 18-40 receive:

  • One year of free beverages delivered to your home
  • American Express gift cards totaling $300 for the full study
  • A comprehensive body composition report including changes in body fat, lean mass and body shape plus blood pressure and cholesterol levels

Participation is easy!  We’ll meet with you to explain the study, then for a pre-study health check to gather your body composition and heart disease risk data.  Finally, you’ll come in for a delicious and nutritious breakfast followed by a drink preference tasting.  

We will also randomly assign you to one of 3 beverage groups, sugar sweetened, unsweetened or artificially sweetened.  At the end of the 12-month study, we’ll update your body composition and heart disease risk data and develop your personalized report.

Parking vouchers or T fares will be provided for all 5 study visits.

During the study period, you will simply drink the beverage for your study group at the same rate you drink sugary beverages now. We’ll call you periodically to check in and take your order for beverages to be delivered to you.

See if you qualify:

  • You are 18-40 years old and healthy
  • You drink an average of 12 oz or more per day of soda, sports drinks, lemonade, prepared ice teas or other drinks with added sugar
  • You weigh less than 275 pounds
  • You have a primary care provider (PCP) that we can contact for medical clearance

Contact us now to learn more! Fill out the following and we’ll call you within 1 business day:



Call 617-355-2500 or email BASH@childrens.harvard.edu

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