Healthy Eating

Cancer Prevention Program

Healthy Eating

Can a 12-week diet modification improve your health?

Fred Hutch researchers are recruiting participants for a study to better understand the relationship between elevated blood sugar levels, inflammation and diet.

We want to know if the foods people eat affect markers of inflammation in the body. One such marker is called C-reactive protein (CRP). People with higher levels of CRP in their blood are at higher risk for type 2 diabetes. Inflammation causes the body to be less responsive to the hormone insulin. This condition is called insulin resistance.  

In this study, we will compare two different diets to see how each affects inflammation in the body and the insulin and sugar levels in the blood. Participants will be randomly assigned to one or the other study diet.

Are you able to meet the study requirements?

  • A one hour in-person screening visit at the Fred Hutch Prevention Center
  • A one hour pre-study clinic visit
  • Two 4.5 hour clinic visits at the Fred Hutch Prevention Center
  • Follow a 12-week healthy diet prescribed by our study nutrition scientist
  • Attend five group meetings over three months


Qualified and enrolled volunteers will receive:

  • One individual and five group nutrition counseling sessions
  • Nutrition information and recipes
  • Results of a body composition analysis (DEXA-scan), including body fat mass, lean mass and bone density
  • Compensation for completing the study


  • Overweight men and women
  • Between 18 and 75 years of age
  • Non-smokers
  • Willingness to follow a 12-week diet
  • Attend five bi-weekly group sessions

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