Participants needed - research into insulin resistance in women

Samantha Cassar, a VU research student from the School of Sports and Exercise Science, and the Jean Hailes Research Group is currently conducting a study examining insulin resistance in women, with and without polycystic ovary syndrome. We are looking for:

  • healthy women with regular periods, aged 18-40 years, not taking the oral contraceptive pill (or willing to cease for study duration, which may last up to 4 months) and within healthy weight range and
  • women with polycystic ovary syndrome aged 18-40 years who do not have diabetes, are non smokers and within healthy weight range.

The study involves a medical screen, a DEXA and CT scan, blood tests, a treadmill exercise test, then an insulin clamp with muscle biopsies. The study will take place at Monash Medical Centre Clayton and Monash University Clayton Campus.

A $100 gift card and a free medical review will be provided. If you are currently residing in Victoria and are interested in further information please contact the Jean Hailes Research Group. 

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