Volunteers Needed for Avocado and Heart Health Study!

Study Overview

Researchers at the Indiana University School of Public Health are inviting adults to take part in a study to see how eating an avocado on a daily basis affects blood cholesterol values.
Your participation will help researchers to determine whether replacing solid fats and added sugars in your diet with avocado improves cholesterol in individuals with high triglycerides.

Study Description

Who is Eligible
  • Adults who are 21-74 years of age
  • Are in generally good health
  • Do not have diabetes
  • Are non-smoking
  • Have a BMI between 25-39.9 (calculate your BMI here)
  • Do not have difficulty with blood draws
What is Involved
You will be asked to attend 11 visits to Indiana University Hospital in Indianapolis over a 10-week period (this includes 1 screening visit, 1 baseline visit, and 9 clinic visits).  Clinic visits will last between 1 ½ to 4 hours. 
Your participation will include:
  • Measurements of your height, weight, blood pressure and heart rate
  • Providing blood samples
  • Taking a liquid meal replacement test
  • Following the study diet and instructions
  • Completing a food log and physical activity questionnaires
  • You will be compensated for completing the study visits
  •  All study food will be provided at no cost to you
**You may also reach out to the study team directly by contacting Mort Nadeem at mmnadeem@iu.edu
Study Title:  A Randomized, Controlled-feeding, Double-blind, Crossover Study to Examine the Metabolic Effects of Replacing Energy from Solid Fats  and Added Sugars (SoFAS) with Avocado in Men and Women with Elevated Triglycerides

  • IRB Number: 2101330311
  • Research Study Identifier: TX11380
  • Principal Investigator: Nana Gletsu Miller

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