Clinical Trials for Binge Eating Disorder

The NIDDK conducts and supports clinical trials in many diseases and conditions, including weight management. The trials look to find new ways to prevent, detect, or treat disease and improve quality of life.

What are clinical trials for binge eating disorder?

Clinical trials—and other types of clinical studies—are part of medical research and involve people like you. When you volunteer to take part in a clinical study, you help doctors and researchers learn more about disease and improve health care for people in the future.

Researchers are studying many aspects of binge eating disorder, such as

  • how to prevent binge eating disorder
  • effective treatments, including culturally responsive treatments for specific populations
  • genetic links to binge eating disorder
  • the relationship between binge eating disorder and obesity

Find out if clinical studies are right for you.

Watch a video of NIDDK Director Dr. Griffin P. Rodgers explaining the importance of participating in clinical trials.

What clinical trials for binge eating disorders are looking for participants?

You can view a filtered list of clinical studies on binge eating disorder that are federally funded, open, and recruiting at www.ClinicalTrials.gov. You can expand or narrow the list to include clinical studies from industry, universities, and individuals; however, the National Institutes of Health does not review these studies and cannot ensure they are safe. Always talk with your health care provider before you participate in a clinical study.

Last Reviewed May 2021
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