Clinical Study

The Role Of The Circadian System In Binge Eating Disorder

Posted Date: Feb 4, 2021

  • Investigator: Francisco Romo-Nava
  • Specialties: Depression, Endocrinology, Psychiatry/Psychology
  • Type of Study: Device & Drug

The circadian system involves our “biological clock” located in the brain and its interaction with other “cellular” clocks located in the body. The circadian system organizes and provides the timing of many bodily functions, including eating behavior. The overall goal of this study is to learn more about the role of the circadian system in binge eating disorder (BED). The study has two main goals. The first goal of this study is to learn more about the function of the circadian system in adults with and without BED and whether it is associated with BED symptoms. The second goal of this study is to learn how the circadian system may play a role in the symptoms of BED and whether it represents a potential target to develop new treatment options. In order to achieve this second goal, we will compare the effects of a combination of morning lights and melatonin or placebo on the circadian system and eating behavior on people with BED. For more information, contact Brian or George at 513-536-0707 or visit and fill out a pre-screen questionnaire. Located at the Lindner Center of HOPE (UC affiliate) in Mason, Ohio.


We Are Recruiting Adults (Age 18 To 50 Yrs) With Obesity, With And Without Binge Eating Disorder


Obesity, Binge Eating, Circadian

For More Information:

Brian Martens Or Georgi Georgiev

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