This study is not affiliated with PCOS Challenge, Inc.
The announcement below is being provided for informational purposes only.
Blood Pressure Research Study Seeking
Women with PCOS in Connecticut Area*
Up to $800 Monetary Compensation Provided for Participation
See Below for Details and Eligibility Criteria
Why is this study being done?
- High blood pressure and cardiovascular disease remains the greatest killer in women.
- Women with PCOS women are at risk for both high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease because women with PCOS may be obese/overweight, have insulin resistance and/or elevations in androgens
- Our study is designed to determine the major causes for the high blood pressure in women with PCOS
- Both blood pressure regulation on cardiovascular disease risk are important factors that should be incorporated into medical treatment plans for women with PCOS at all ages
Goals of the Study
- Our goal is to understand the mechanisms of impaired blood regulation in women with PCOS
- Aims of this study focus on testosterone exposure and insulin resistance (IR) as the potential causes of mild hypertension in women with PCOS that are overweight or obese
- The study also aims to examine testosterone and IR effects in overweight and obese women that do not have PCOS
- By understanding the role of hormones and IR in blood pressure regulation, our study hopes to improve treatment plans for women with PCOS
You can participate if you are a woman who meets the following criteria:
- Age 18 to 40 years
- Have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome OR you can participate as a Control subject if you meet the other criteria
- Are Overweight or Obese based on your body mass index (BMI of 25–30 kg/m2):
To calculate your BMI: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm
- Do not smoke
- Do not take medications for high blood pressure, diabetes, or insulin resistance—other medications are reviewed by our study clinician before enrollment
- Are comfortable communicating in English
This study requires at least 4 in-person visits to our research laboratory in New Haven, Connecticut:
- The John B. Pierce Laboratory, 290 Congress, New Haven, CT 06519
- The Pierce Laboratory is right across the street from Yale University’s School of Medicine
Principal Investigators and Sub-Investigators at The John B. Pierce Laboratory and
Yale School of Medicine
- Principal Investigator: Nina Stachenfeld, PhD
- Sub-Investigator: Christopher L Moore, MD
- Sub-Investigator: Lubna Pal, MBBS, FACOG, MS
Where to Go For Further Information
- Visit: https://medicine.yale.edu/ycci/clinicaltrials/trial/mechanisms-of-hypertension-in-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome/
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call: 203-256-9901 x256
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