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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

UI researchers seeking men, women for high triglyceride, low HDL cholesterol studies

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Men and women are invited to take part in one of two cholesterol studies being conducted at the University of Iowa College of Medicine. Healthy men and women age 18 and older may be able to participate in one of the research projects at the UI Lipid Research Clinic. Free cholesterol tests will be provided as part of the screening process.

The studies will evaluate and compare the effectiveness and safety of different cholesterol medicines on high triglycerides and low HDL cholesterol. The 4 to 6 month studies will require 9 to 10 visits to the clinic in Iowa City. Physical exams, laboratory evaluations, nutrition counseling, and compensation will be provided to participants in all studies.

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

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