A weight loss study for adults

Earn up to $10,000 when you participate in our eight-month weight-loss study for adults. Receive 15 weeks of low-carb food delivered to your door, followed by a three-month retreat at a lakeside residential center in Central Massachusetts.

Our weight-loss intervention research study is conducted by Framingham State University, Boston Children's Hospital, Indiana University Bloomington, University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Baylor University. The purpose of the study is to examine if one diet is better than another for weight-loss maintenance.

How It Works

Stage 1: Receive 15 weeks of free, low-carb food delivered to your home.

Stage 2: Enjoy a 13-week stay in a private room at the Warren Center in Ashland, Massachusetts. The center offers free Wi-Fi, meals prepared by a professional chef, and various workshops, activities, and classes. You must be present for meals, but can spend your free time relaxing, working or studying remotely, or pursuing personal hobbies.


  • Nutritional counseling:

    One-on-one support during your weight-loss journey

  • Personalized health report:

    See changes in your body fat, lean mass, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels

  • Advance scientific research:

    You’ll be part of a groundbreaking study of how diet affects biology

  • Earn Money:

    You can earn up to $10,000 for participating

Are You Eligible?

To be eligible for the study, you must:

  • Be 18 to 50 years old
  • Have a BMI of at least 27
  • NOT have a major medical condition
  • Be a non-smoker
  • Be able to live in Massachusetts for 13 weeks
  • Weigh less than or equal to 350 pounds

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Located on more than 100 wooded lakefront acres with miles of trails, the Warren Center is the perfect place to focus on healthy living. You'll have a private room with access to a fitness facility, television and high-speed internet.


  • The Warren Conference Center and Inn, Ashland, MA.
  • The cabins feature team style living reminiscent of your days at summer camp. wide range of gatherings.">
  • The Inn is compliant with the Americans with Disabilites Act.
  • The Executive Chef and staff at Warren Center and Inn ensure that every meal is a pleasure.
  • There are many patios, decks and informal  areas.
  • The many rooms and locations on property are ideal to host a meeting.