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Are you Overweight?

It is estimated that two-thirds of adults in the U.S. are overweight. Being overweight can put you at higher risk for high cholesterol, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and death. While diet, exercise and behavior modification are standardly recommended to help lose weight, many people have trouble losing and keeping off the weight. Even modest weight loss can help reduce cardiovascular risk factors.

Deaconess Clinic physicians are participating in a long-term research study to evaluate the safety and efficacy in reducing cardiovascular events of a newly approved medication for weight loss.  The study drug is considered investigational in this study, meaning it is not known whether it will reduce the risk of getting heart or vascular illnesses and it is not approved for this indication.

To qualify for the study, you must be age 45 or older and be overweight. You will be assessed for other risk factors for cardiovascular disease to determine if you qualify to participate in the study. Qualified participants will receive study-related office visits and study medication at no cost and may receive compensation up to $600 for time and travel.

If you are interested in learning more about this study, please call the Deaconess Research InfoLine at 812-474-7184 or toll free 877-654-0311.

Research Physicians: Dr. Mark Graves, Dr. Youssef Siage, Dr. William Smith.


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