Heart Disease Risk Factors Study for African
Healthy volunteers are needed for a study investigating the relationship
of obesity to heart disease risk factors in healthy, non-diabetic
African-American men and pre-menopausal women between ages 18-49.
Specifically, the study is looking at risk factors for triglyceride
concentration and the triglyceride-related risk factors of unhealthy
cholesterol (low-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, EKG,
blood tests including cholesterol profiles, an oral glucose tolerance
test, resting energy expenditure and an intravenous glucose tolerance
test. Compensation provided. Call (301) 402-7119 for information.
Refer to protocol 99-DK-0002.
Can Chocolate Help Your Health?
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
seeks volunteers to participate in a 6-week study evaluating
the effect of dark chocolate on blood pressure and the blood's
glucose and insulin levels. Participants will help researchers
learn more about chocolate's impact on hypertension and diabetes.
Participants will be asked to take dark chocolate and a placebo
(inactive treatment). To participate, you must be: persons with
hypertension (high blood pressure) who can be safely taken off
anti-hypertensive medications; age 21 to 65; not taking other
medications or nutritional supplements for any illnesses besides
hypertension or high cholesterol. Compensation and dark chocolate
will be provided. For more information, call (301) 496-3244.
Healthy Volunteers Needed
Doctors at NIH are conducting a study that examines the tongue.
Call 1-866-444-2214, (TTY 1-866-411-1010). Refer to study 01-CC-0044.
Compensation is provided.
Siblings with JRA
Siblings with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) are invited to
participate in NIH study 03-E-0099. Compensation provided. Call
1-866-444-2214 (TTY 1-866-411-1010).
Men and Women Needed
Men and women ages 55-65 are needed to participate in a study of
alcohol metabolism and responses. Study participation includes
one 3-hour screening visit and two 8-hour study visits. Participants
must be social drinkers in good health. Compensation will be
provided for time and participation. If interested contact Nina
at (301) 451-0308 or email ETOHSTUDY-L@mail.nih.gov.
Caucasian Women Needed
NIMH is seeking healthy Caucasian women, ages 30-50, to match with
female family members who have participated in a 1-day genetic
study of schizophrenia. Protocol procedures include a blood draw,
an interview, neuroimaging and neurocognitive testing. English
must be a participant's native language. No overnight stays.
Compensation provided. For details call (301) 435-8970 (TTY 1-866-411-1010)
or email Thorpek@mail.nih.gov.
Siblings with Myositis
Siblings with myositis are invited to participate in NIH study 03-E-0099. Compensation provided. Call 1-866-444-2214 (TTY 1-866-411-1010).