Iron Rice Study

Study Type

General Health & Wellbeing

Study Purpose

The purpose of this research study is to determine if rice fortified with iron will increase iron levels in women.

About the Study

Attention Ladies: Have you been told your iron level is low?

If so, you may be eligible to participate in a general health study at Pennington Biomedical Research Center. This research study hopes to determine if the consumption of iron-fortified rice by women with iron deficient anemia, results in a greater increase in new red blood cells and iron stores as compared to standard rice.

Study Design

Number of visits:

  • 1 Screening visit
  • 3 Clinic visits – 30 minutes each

Study procedures:

  • Blood draws
  • Height, weight, vitals
  • Questionnaires

Eligible participants will eat two rice-based meals per day for two weeks.

All study related food and procedures will be provided at no cost to participants.

Study Qualifications

  • Age: 18-50 years old
  • Female

Study Duration

2 weeks


Earn up to $100 for participation.

Study Contact

If you are interested in volunteering for Iron Rice, click here to screen online, call 225-763-3000 or email

If you think you may be eligible, please click the button below to screen online.


Please do not fill out this questionnaire for anyone other than yourself unless you are their legal guardian.
If you know someone who may be interested please direct them to the site or have them call us directly at 225-763-3000.


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