Pennington Biomedical to Study Benefits of Carnitine in Treating Diabetes

Pennington Biomedical Center is looking for participants for a study on carnitine, a dietary supplement. Carnitine is a natural substance that the human body makes to help turn sugar into energy. It is also available, over the counter, as a nutritional supplement.

Pennington’s carnitine research study will assess how well carnitine supplements help the body process the sugar that we eat. Findings from this study could help researchers determine if carnitine supplements can help in the fight against diabetes.

To qualify for this research study, participants should:

-Be 20 to 40 years old

-Have a BMI between 24.5 – 35.5

-Not have a medical history of thyroid or kidney problems

Participation in this research study will last approximately three weeks. Compensation of up to $600 is offered for completion of the study.

To see if you qualify for this research study, complete the online screening form at http://www.pbrc.edu/clinical-trials/?studyid=241, or call (225) 763-2894, or e-mail clinicaltrials@pbrc.edu.

To view all Pennington Biomedical research studies, visit www.pbrc.edu/HealthierLA .