Last updated on November 2017

Cardiology & Vascular Diseases: Research Study on Weight Loss and Cardiovascular Disease


Brief description of study

Cardiology & Vascular Diseases: Research Study on Weight Loss and Cardiovascular Disease

Detailed Study Description

Researchers at the University of Kentucky are conducting a clinical research study of lipoproteins (the carriers of both "good" and "bad" cholesterol in the blood). The purpose of this study is to determine the changes in lipoproteins that occur with weight loss. We will also research various markers of inflammation that may correspond to heart attack and stroke risk. Peripheral blood cells will also be included in the analyses. Results from these studies will serve as a basis for future studies of weight loss and cardiovascular disease.

You may be eligible to participate if you:

  • participate in the HMR Program for Weight Management;
  • understand English;
  • are not pregnant;
  • are 18 years to 79 years old; and
  • are not taking cholesterol, blood pressure or diabetes medication.

If you would like to participate in this study, you will be asked to donate 10 ml (2 teaspoons) of blood which will be drawn each time routine blood samples are drawn for routine analysis during your weight loss.

If you have any questions about the study, you can contact Anisa Jahangiri at (859) 323-4933 ext. 81383.

Clinical Study Identifier: TX701

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Anisa Jahangiri

University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center
Lexington, KY USA
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