Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation scientist Benjamin Miller, Ph.D., leads a team of researchers working to improve medical and treatment practices by developing a better understanding of the biological process of aging.
Why study aging?
As we grow older, we are more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s and many other conditions that are difficult and expensive to treat. Scientists believe that slowing aging may delay or prevent chronic diseases rather than treating these diseases one at a time.
We want to extend the number of healthy years in people’s lives. You can help.
Join our study
With the help of healthy individuals who are 40-75 years old, Dr. Miller’s team studies whether Metformin, an FDA-approved drug currently used to treat Type 2 diabetes, can help slow aging and delay the onset of chronic diseases.
If you decide to join us in this project, your participation will include a phone screening to determine your eligibility.
Once enrolled, you’ll undergo a medical screening and a scan to determine your body composition at the OU Health Harold Hamm Diabetes Center in Oklahoma City. In a separate visit, you will have a small muscle biopsy and undergo a test to determine how well you process sugar. You will then be given Metformin or placebo to be taken over 12 weeks before repeating the previous onsite procedures. You’ll be compensated for effort related to the study.
Who can participate?
- Males or females between the ages of 40-75
- Healthy with no known heart disease, diabetes or other major illness
- No known bleeding disorder, history of bleeding or on medications known to affect bleeding
- Currently free of illness and infection
Start the enrollment process today:
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The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution. IRB #10699. IRB approval date: 02/25/2022.