Changes in Eating Habits
Research Program
Join a compensated University of North Carolina study examining why female reproductive hormones influence binge eating
Chapel Hill, NC
Have Normal Menstrual Cycle
Experience Binge Eating or Overeating
18 - 34 Years Old
Fast Facts
About this research study:
Researchers are looking for women who experience binge eating to participate in a research study examining why female reproductive hormones influence your eating behaviors.
Do you feel like you are unable to stop yourself from eating? You are not alone. Today, binge eating disorder impacts roughly 2.8 million adults in the United States. Binge eating can have a significant impact on all aspects of a your life, including physical, emotional and social.

The goal of this UNC research team is to learn how and why female reproductive hormones (e.g., estrogen) influence eating behaviors in women who experience binge eating. Your participation could lead to a change in your eating habits and help women across the world.
Additional Information
Why is this study being done?
Binge eating is a disorder that is caused by multiple psychiatric and medical morbidities. Researchers at UNC want to study how female eating habits are affected by their hormones. The study is testing how new medications can change your hormone levels and ultimately lead to an elimination of your eating disorders.
Is this study for me?
You may qualify for this study if you meet the following criteria.

Key Criteria:
  • Females who experience binge eating or overeating
  • Regular menstrual cycle
  • Not currently taking hormone-based birth control; you are able to be on non-hormone based birth control (e.g., copper IUD)
  • Not currently taking psychiatric medications
What will happen if I participate in the study?
Participation includes
  • Taking study medications and completing online surveys daily
  • Regular study visits at UNC Hospitals
  • Study participation lasts 4 months
Will I be paid for being in this research study?
Participants will be compensated up to $200.
Will it cost me anything to participate in this study?
There is no cost for the study medicine or study tests.