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CONTACT: LYNN ROSE
2130 Medical Laboratories
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-9585; fax (319) 335-8034
e-mail: lynn-rose@uiowa.edu

Release: April 4, 2000

Women invited to participate in UI study on high cholesterol, osteoporosis

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Women age 60 and older who are past menopause and have elevated cholesterol are invited to participate in a University of Iowa College of Medicine research study on the effects of cholesterol-lowering medication on high cholesterol and osteoporosis. Free cholesterol tests will be provided as part of the screening process.

The 58-week study will require 12 visits to the clinic in Iowa City. The study will evaluate and compare the effects of cerivastatin to two other approved cholesterol-lowering medications. Physical exams, laboratory evaluations, nutrition counseling, bone density measurements, and compensation will be provided to participants.

For more information, call the Lipid Research Clinic at 319-335-6677 or toll free at 800-887-6917.

University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the UI College of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide.