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Patient Recruitment

The Effects of Currently Approved Anti-Obesity Drugs on Your Metabolic Rate

Healthy Males Needed for a Research Study

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Doctors at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) seek healthy male volunteers, 18-35 years old with body mass index (BMI) of 18.5-25 kg/m2 to participate in the study. Calculate BMI.

This study will collect data about the effects of currently approved anti-obesity drugs on your metabolic rate. Compensation provided to potential participants.

About the study

  • Have a screening visit including medical history, physical exam, blood tests, and EKG
  • Have six visits: (5) one-day overnight inpatient stays and (1) two–night overnight inpatient stay, over a six to twelve week period at the NIH Clinical Center.
  • Stay in a temperature-controlled room and wear non-invasive devices to measure activity, heart rate, and temperature
  • Receive daily study medications

You may not be eligible if you:

  • Have high blood pressure or taking medications to control your blood pressure
  • Have diabetes, liver disease, a thyroid condition, or heart disease
  • Smoke or use tobacco products

Location: The NIH Clinical Center, America's Research Hospital, is located on the Metro red line (Medical center stop) in Bethesda, Maryland.

For more information, call:
NIH Clinical Center
Office of Patient Recruitment
TTY: 1-866-411-1010
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Or go online:
Refer to study #13-DK-0200 cohort 2

Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

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This page last updated on 10/22/2021

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