Baton Rouge, LA PCOS Study Seeks 33 Women to Participate*

See Details and Compensation Information Listed Below
PCOS Study
Seeking Louisiana Residents Only

Study Title

Effect of Weight and Insulin Sensitivity on Reproductive Function in PCOS

PCOS Study - Baton Rouge, LA

Study Description

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) can lead to irregular menstrual cycles, weight gain, insulin resistance, bad cholesterol, metabolic issues and problems becoming pregnant. Researchers have not yet found a cure for PCOS and even treating PCOS can be difficult for many women.

If a doctor tells you that you have PCOS, they will recommend you exercise, lose weight and may prescribe metformin. These treatments have been shown to improve symptoms of PCOS for some but no one knows why! This is because the cause or causes of PCOS are not really known.

The PULSE research study is looking to see HOW and WHY these three treatments (exercise, losing weight or taking metformin) help women with PCOS.

Goals of the Study

The goal of this study is to determine how four different treatment plans impact ovulation and reproductive health in women. Eligible participants will be randomly assigned to one of four groups:

  • Exercise training
  • Dietary restriction
  • Metformin medication
  • No medication

Eligibility Criteria

  • Female
  • Age: 20-40 years old
  • Weight: BMI (25 kg/m2 and above)
  • Have an irregular menstrual period


  • History of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, or any other significant reproductive, metabolic, blood, lung, gastrointestinal, brain, immune, liver, kidney, or urologic disorders
  • Regular use of medications that can effect body weight
  • Women taking hormonal contraception are allowed to participate after the medication is discontinued for 3 months
  • Severe anemia
  • Smoking within the last 12 months


Pennington Biomedical Research Center
6400 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70808


Earn up to $1500 for participation

Principal Investigator

Leanne Redman, PhD, MS

Where to Go For Further Information and How to Apply
Phone: (225) 763-3000

PCOS Study
Seeking Louisiana Residents Only


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