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Vol. LXV, No. 6
March 15, 2013

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Overweight Volunteers Needed

NICHD is looking for men and women ages 35-70 who are overweight and have abnormal glucose 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 oral and 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.

Are You Overweight and Diabetic?

Washington Center for Weight Management & Research, Arlington, Va., is conducting a 52-week non-medication research study to evaluate the effectiveness of a weight-loss program modified for use by people with type 2 diabetes. Qualified participants will attend several visits, receive weight management counseling, medical exams, lab work and weight monitoring.

To qualify, you must be between the ages of 18 and 70 years, have type 2 diabetes, be overweight, not have any significant illness (such as heart disease), not be taking any medications for weight loss and meet other criteria. For more information call (703) 807-0037 or email

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.

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