Moxonidine Young Obese Study

An exciting new study

We are looking for overweight and obese males, aged between 18 and 30 years to participate in a new research study looking at the effect of diet and medication on organ damage. Participants may be eligible for free food supplies and will be reimbursed $300 at the completion of the study.

Study details

The Human Neurotransmitters laboratory at Baker IDI is commencing a new study looking at the effect of a drug and diet on a few health parameters, such as blood pressure and kidney function. The drug is called moxonidine and is currently used to treat hypertension.


To be eligible for this study, you must:

  • be a male
  • be a non-smoker
  • be overweight or obese
  • be aged between 18 and 30 years old
  • have no history of heart disease, diabetes, or mental illness
  • not be taking any medication

What happens on the study?

You will be randomised to one of four groups:

  • control
  • diet alone
  • diet + drug treatment
  • drug treatment alone

The duration of the study will be 6 months, in which you will be asked to come in for several visits to check for compliance and for a routine physical examination.


If you would like to participate, or would like to know how you can help, please email Carolina on