Fatty Liver Disease Research Study

St. Petersburg
Fatty Liver/NASH
Age Range:
18 to 75

About 100 million individuals in the United States are estimated to have Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) is one of the most common forms of liver disease and has more than doubled over the past 20 years.

Fatty Liver Disease Risk Factors

People with the following risk factors are more likely to get Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease:

  • Being overweight
  • Having type 2 diabetes
  • high blood pressure and high triglyceride levels

Fatty Liver Disease Symptoms

People with fatty liver disease usually do not have any symptoms. If symptoms do appear, they may include:

  • A feeling of fullness in the middle or upper right side of the abdomen
  • Abdominal pain
  • Loss of appetite or weight loss
  • Nausea
  • Weakness
  • Jaundice (yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes)
  • Swelling of the abdomen and legs (edema)
  • Extreme fatigue or tiredness

Fatty Liver Disease Research Opportunity

Currently, Meridien Research needs volunteers for a new fatty liver disease research study in St. Petersburg. To qualify, individuals must:

  • Be 18 to 75 years of age
  • Have fatty liver disease

Qualified participants will receive study-related care, monitoring and medication. Compensation for time and travel may be available to patients who qualify.  For more information, please call 727-347-8839 or complete the form below.