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Metabolism, Obesity and Exercise Studies

Seeking Participants


"Identification of phenotypic factors that predict success for weight loss and long-term weight maintenance"

IRB Number: HUM00030088
(click on the IRB# to see full study description in the UM Clinical Studies Database)

Principal Investigator: Dr. Amy Rothberg
Study Coordinator: Grace Wu, 734-647-2271 or glwu@umich.edu

Purpose: The study will collect information about how your metabolism works to keep you thin.
Study Description: We are looking for lean, healthy people ONLY. BMI no greater than 25 kg/m2, 30-70 years old who have little to light physical activity. You will be asked to participate in a study which could include: a treadmill test to determine your exercise capacity; a test to determine your body's preference for fat or carbohydrate use as a fuel; a blood draw to measure hormones, metabolites and genes related to metabolism; a psychological test to assess your mood and attitudes to food; an interview to recall food consumption; an x-ray test to look at your body composition; muscle and fat biopsies to measure molecules that may contribute to body weight.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

* Age Range: From 30 To 70 years
* Gender: Both Female and Male
* Ethnicity: All
* Race: All
* Smoking: Non-Smoking
* Medication: No Restriction
* This study is seeking: Healthy Subjects
* 'Lean' volunteers with healthy BMI only

Location of Study Visits: Ann Arbor, MI

Compensation: Up to $150


"Treatment for Lipodystrophy Related to Diabetes Mellitus"

IRB Number: HUM00021139
(click on the IRB# to see full study description in the UM Clinical Studies Database)

Principal Investigator: Dr. Elif A. Oral
Study Coordinator: Adam Neidert, (734) 615-0539 or aneidert@umich.edu

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

* Age Range: From 5 to 100 years
* Gender: Male & Female
* Ethnicity: All
* Race: All
* Smoking: Both Smoking and Non Smoking Volunteers
* Medication: No Restriction
* This study is seeking: patients with specified condition

Other Eligibility Factors:

o Cannot have infectious liver disease
o Diagnosed with either diabetes mellitus or hypertriglycerdemia
o HIV negative
o Have a calculated renal clearence >40 mL/min
o Have no known allegries to E. coli-derived proteins
o Physician confirmed lipodystrophy
o Women cannot be pregnant
o Women of childbearing potential must practice appropriate birth control

Compensation: None


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