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Bone Health Study
Effects of Anorexia Nervosa on Peak Bone Mass

A study for 14-22 year old females with Anorexia Nervosa

No Longer Accepting Volunteers
Study Aim


Our goal is to determine whether a combination of estrogen (a hormone that has been proven to prevent bone loss) and insulin-like growth factor-1 (a hormone that increases bone formation) improves bone density in adolescent girls with anorexia nervosa. 


This is a 12-month treatment study.


Study Visits
Total Compensation up to $910
Baseline, 6 Month, and 12 Month Visit:
Completed at MGH
$90 compensation for each visit
Visit Length: 3 hours
  • History, Physical Exam, and Bloodwork

  • Bone Density Scan

  • Hormone Evaluation

  • Periphera CT Scan (wrist and leg)

  • MRI (optional)

1.5, 3, 4.5, 7.5, 9, and 10.5 Month Visits:
Completed offsite or at MGH
$90 compensation for each visit
Visit Length: 30 minutes
  • History, Physical, and Bloodwork only

    • Many participants choose to complete these visits at their PCP's office, a nearby lab, or their Student Health Center​

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