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University of Iowa News Release

April 20, 2004

UI Study On Eating Disorders Seeks Women Participants

Eating disorders are a problem for many women. A University of Iowa study is studying hormonal responses following food consumption in women with and without eating disorders.

Normal-weight women age 18 to 45 who binge and purge, or only purge, may be eligible to participate in the study, which is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Interested participants will have their eligibility determined through a telephone screening before being asked to give their name. All information provided remains confidential. Compensation for participation is available.

The study involves two separate visits to the UI campus. The first visit will last between two and four hours and will be scheduled in the Department of Psychology in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. This visit involves an interview, filling out questionnaires and consuming a liquid test meal then rating taste. Participants also will have height and weight measured.

The second visit will last approximately two hours and take place at the General Clinical Research Center at UI Hospitals and Clinics. This visit involves measuring hormonal response to food consumption after fasting. In addition to having a blood sample taken, participants will consume a liquid meal and complete ratings of mood, hunger and fullness.

For more information, call toll-free at 866-4MY-BODY, or 866-469-2639.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Science Relations, 5137 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1178

INTERESTED PARTICIPANTS: UI Eating Behaviors Research Clinic, 866-469-2639

Media Only: Becky Soglin, 319-335-6660