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Gut Hormone in Addiction Study

The Gut Hormone in Addiction (GHADD) Study is investigating if certain hormones from the stomach and intestine have the potential to prevent relapse in alcohol dependence. We are examining their effects on addictive and eating behaviours, using brain scanning. We are recruiting people who have recently given up drinking alcohol (and others who are overweight or ex-smokers). We will investigate the effects of these hormones by their infusion into a vein in the arm while people undergo an MRI scan and do some simple computer tasks. They will also complete some questionnaires and have blood taken. These hormones have been used in many medical research studies before and are safe. The study involves a screening visit and 3 study visits at Hammersmith Hospital, London W12 over 2 months.

Details:

We are looking for:

Male or female, aged between 18 and 60 years old, who were either previously alcohol-dependent and have given up drinking alcohol in the last 5 years, or previously dependent on cigarettes and gave up smoking in the last 2 years.

Location:

  • London

Expenses:

The total amount payable for completion of the screening and all 3 study visits is  around £225 to £240.

Contact information:

Please contact YONG YONG LI for more information.

Email: ghadd@imperial.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7594 6648

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