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TWU seeks volunteers for thyroid study


DENTON — The Texas Woman’s University Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences is seeking volunteers for a study of the effects of an iodine supplement on improving thyroid function to reduce body fat and increase metabolic rate.

The study is open to women between the ages of 18 and 45, who are neither pregnant or wanting to become pregnant for six months – the duration of the study. Participants must otherwise be healthy and mobile and must be willing to consume multivitamins or iodine supplement for six months. Participants also will receive an analysis of body fat and bone density, measurement of metabolic rate, a dietary assessment and thyroid function assessment.

Participants will receive a $25 Wal-Mart gift card at the end of the study.

For more information, contact Dr. Nancy DiMarco, professor in the TWU Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, at (940) 898-2702 or

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page updated 10/2/2014 10:58 AM