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Are you a woman between 22-42 years old?

You may be eligible for a research study investigating using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to investigate the relationship between hormones, mood, brain activity and appetite. MRI is a non-invasive way to view brain activity without using X-rays.

The study includes one screening visit to confirm eligibility and one morning visit which will include a meal, questionnaires, blood draws, and an fMRI scan. Visits occur at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA.

Eligible participants will receive up to $175 for completing the study.

In order to be eligible, participants must be able and willing to participate in MRI scans.

For more information or to find out if you’re eligible to participate, please contact Priyanka Moondra at 617-525-8749 or
Institution  –  BWH - Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Principal Investigator  – Laura Holsen, PhD
Enrollment Information
For further information about enrolling a patient in this trial, contact the person below.
Name  – Priyanka Moondra
Email  –
Phone  – 617-525-8749

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