Volunteers needed for a hormone replacement therapy study in older men

If you are a healthy male who is 65 years of age or older, you may be eligible for a study at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The study is examining the benefits of restoring testosterone and growth hormone to youthful levels to determine if the therapy can improve muscle mass and strength, body fat, physical function and quality of life.

To be eligible, participants must be in stable health and not be performing vigorous exercise more than once per week. Qualified participants will need to visit Washington University Medical Center once or twice monthly during the 16-week treatment phase and one time 12 weeks after the therapy has been discontinued. All medical assessments and hormonal supplements are free of charge. Participants will also receive compensation for participation.

For more information, please contact Mary Uhrich at 286-1152. You will be invited to a group orientation session where the investigators will explain all aspects of the study.

Washington University School of Medicine’s full-time and volunteer faculty physicians also are the medical staff of Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s hospitals. The School of Medicine is one of the leading medical research, teaching and patient care institutions in the nation, currently ranked third in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Through its affiliations with Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s hospitals, the School of Medicine is linked to BJC HealthCare.