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Healthy Overweight Volunteers Needed
The Effects of Colchicine on Weight-Related Conditions
Doctors at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, seek overweight volunteers for a research study. Doctors want to determine the effects of the medication colchicine on weight-related conditions.
You may be eligible if you are:
- 18 or older
- Overweight and in good general health
You may not be eligible if you:
- Have a medical condition such as diabetes or gout
- Are pregnant or breast feeding
- Are taking steroids or anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
- Use any tobacco products
- This study involves 4 outpatient visits lasting 5-6 hours
- You may be assigned to take colchicine or a placebo (no-medicine) capsule for 3 months
- All study-related tests and medications are provided at no cost
- Compensation will be provided
Location: The NIH Clinical Center, America's research hospital, is conveniently located on the Metro Red Line (Medical Center stop) in Bethesda, Maryland. Parking is provided at no cost.
For more information:
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Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
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This page last updated on 09/07/2017