YOU ARE INVITED TO BE A CITIZEN SCIENTIST.
The goal of Viome is to improve our ability to make personalized diet, lifestyle and nutritional recommendations. At Viome, we believe there is no universal diet that works for everyone. We seek personalized information for nutrition and lifestyle solutions.
WHAT IS THE STUDY?
Our study will analyze physical and molecular data in order to increase the understanding of how these parameters are associated with nutrition and overall wellness.
There is already a large body of research that recognizes the relationship between nutrition, lifestyle, and general wellness. There is also a large amount of recent research that links the gut microbiome to overall wellness. In addition, it is well-known that people are different, and various diets and exercises will have different effects on different people.
Through this research study, Viome wants to understand the details of the changes that happen in an individual’s body and microbiome so that we can make diet and lifestyle recommendations that are specific for a specific individual.
WHY PARTICIPATE IN THIS STUDY?
Viome needs your help to establish which foods correspond to your increased wellness and which foods correspond to your decreased wellness and, at the same time, understand what is happening in your body and microbiome. You will also receive personalized diet and lifestyle recommendations that are initially consistent with general dietary guidelines, but will become more personalized over time.
HOW DO I ENROLL IN THIS STUDY?
You enroll in this study by becoming a Viome customer and signing up on this website. You can choose to submit samples two, four, or twelve times a year. A collection kit will be sent to you, and you will be able to download the Viome app. The app is where you can keep track of your diet and lifestyle data and also where you will receive your results and recommendations. Over time it will make personalized diet and lifestyle recommendations.
WHAT DOES IT COST?
The yearly cost will vary depending on which Viome plan you subscribe to. The up-to-date costs can be found at: Viome Services (https://www.viome.com/services/)
You may choose to leave the study at any time.
As a Viome subscriber, you are also a study participant. However, being a study participant does not imply any additional services, costs, or responsibilities. Viome is doing this study under approval of an Institutional Review Board (IRB). This is meant to protect you and so it is important to read the consent form and understand the possible benefits and risks of participating in this study prior to signing the consent form. If you have any questions about this study you may contact Viome at any time at consent [at] viome [dot] com. You may receive a paper copy of the consent form with your first collection kit, or the form may be electronic. Prior to becoming a participant in this study, it is required that you either sign or acknowledge that you have read the consent form and agree to participate in the study.
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