Clinical Trials — August 2010

Fat and Type 2 diabetes … Researchers at UT Southwestern are studying how fat contributes to an individual’s risk for developing type 2 diabetes. They are looking for Hispanic women between 18 and 50 years old who meet three of the following risk factors for diabetes: weight gain, a family history of diabetes, a history of gestational diabetes, and/or a history of borderline or pre-diabetes. Participants must not have metallic implants. The study involves MRI of the leg, hormonal tests, close dietary counseling and evaluation of body fat. Contact 214-648-2375 or e-mail maria.ramosroman@utsouthwestern.edu for more information.

Prolactin and Type 2 diabetes …
 UT Southwestern investigators are looking for healthy women from any ethnic/racial group who recently had a baby. The study evaluates how prolactin, the hormone responsible for preparing the breast for breastfeeding, may alter a woman’s risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Subjects must have had a baby within the past four to eight weeks and have no history of diabetes. Individuals with metallic implants are ineligible. The study involves hormonal tests and MRI of the leg. For more information, contact 214-648-2375 or e-mail maria.ramosroman@utsouthwestern.edu.

August 2010

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