Researchers are seeking women to take part in the 'FIREx' study exploring insulin resistance in women with and without Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).

Participation in this study can help you better understand your health and improve physical activity and nutrition behaviours. To date, fifteen participants have taken part and are showing some promising results with improved fitness, insulin sensitivity and metabolic health.

The study involves attending information sessions, testing sessions and supervised exercise training. Participants can attend either Victoria University Footscray Park Campus or Australian Catholic University Melbourne Campus over 16 weeks.
Benefits include:

  • free professional health testing and exercise training
  • up to $200 in gift cards.

Apply to take part in the study

Female volunteers, with and without PCOS, are needed to participate in the new study titled 'Understanding the role of tissue Fibrosis in Insulin Resistance associated with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and the impact of Exercise: The FIREx study'.

To take part in the study, and receive the benefits of free exercise training, women need to meet these criteria:

  • not be taking oral contraceptives, insulin sensitisers or lipid lowering medications
  • not smoke
  • not be pregnant or looking to fall pregnant in next 6 months
  • not have diabetes or cardiovascular disease.

If you are interested in participating, please enter your contact details and our research team will be in touch shortly to thoroughly explain what participation involves and ask you further questions to determine your eligibility.

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