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Vol. LXIV, No. 2
January 20, 2012

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Overweight Volunteers Needed for Study

NICHD is looking for men and women, ages 35-70, who are overweight and have abnormal glucose and triglyceride (form of “bad” cholesterol) levels. After an initial screening visit for general health assessment, participants will undergo treatment with a cortisol-blocking medication (mifepristone) or a non-active pill (placebo) for 7 days. Each participant will take both study agents with a gap of 6 to 8 weeks between the two. Testing before and after treatment with the study medications will include blood drawing over 24 hours, urine collection, an intravenous glucose tolerance test and 1- to 2-day overnight inpatient stay. Compensation will be provided. For more information, call 1-800-411-1222 (TTY 1-866-411-1010) and refer to study 11-CH-0208.

Diet Study at NIH Needs Females

NIH is sponsoring a study to see if the balance of fats in a controlled diet influences appetite and body composition. Female volunteers, 18-50 years old and overweight but generally in good health, are invited to participate. Participation involves a 3-month commitment to eat a research diet, daily visits Monday through Friday to the Clinical Center to eat breakfast and pick up study foods and 6 outpatient testing visits. Some participants will be asked to stay overnight in the hospital for additional testing. Study-related foods and tests will be provided at no cost. Compensation will be provided. You will not be able to participate if: you are pregnant or have given birth within the past 2 years, you are participating in another study involving blood draws or you have dietary limitations or food allergies. For more information, call 1-877-888-4448 (TTY 1-866-411-1010). Refer to study 11-AA-0028.

Midlife & Menopause Research Studies

Women ages 40-65 who struggle with irritability, anxiety, sadness or loss of enjoyment at the time of the menopause transition are invited to participate in outpatient research studies. There is no cost for participation. Compensation may be provided. Phone (301) 496-9576 and refer to study 88-M-0131.

Midlife & Menopause Research Studies Seek Healthy Volunteers

Healthy women ages 40-65 are invited to participate in outpatient research studies. Compensation is provided. Call (301) 496-9576 and refer to studies 88-M-0131 and 03-M-0175.

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