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Heart Disease Study Seeks African Americans

The Heart Disease Risk Factors in African Americans Study is investigating the relationship of obesity to heart disease risk factors in healthy, nondiabetic African American men and premenopausal women who are normal weight, overweight and obese between the ages of 18-50. Specifically, the study is looking at risk factors for triglyceride concentration and the triglyceride related risk factors of unhealthy cholesterol (low density lipoprotein), good cholesterol (high density lipoprotein) and body fat distribution. There will be a series of four outpatient visits to the Clinical Center in which participants will have body fat analyses, an electrocardiogram, blood tests including cholesterol profiles, an oral glucose tolerance test and an intravenous glucose tolerance test. The study is ongoing and searching for new participants. If interested, call 402-7119 for more information. All subjects will be compensated for their participation.

Postpartum Depression Study

The Behavioral Endocrinology Branch, NIMH, is seeking female volunteer mothers ages 18-40 who: have had one or more past episodes of postpartum depression following a full-term pregnancy, have no current symptoms of depression, must be 6 months post-delivery and not lactating, must be medically healthy and medication-free. Volunteers may be asked to participate in a 6-month protocol investigating the effects of ovarian and stress hormones on brain and behavior. Payment is provided for those who complete the study. For more information call Linda Simpson-St. Clair, 496-9576.

Stuttering, Speech Articulation Study

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke seeks families with stuttering or speech articulation disorders for an experimental study to help find the cause of these speech disorders. NIH provides payment for those who take part. For more information, call 1-800-411-1222.


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