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Are you overweight?

Ever wonder how your cholesterol levels are affected by what you eat?

The Cholesterol Research Center (CRC) can help you answer those questions – and help you lose weight, too.

  • Free Lunch and Dinner Entrees
  • Information about your cholesterol levels
  • 4 weeks of weight loss program and consulation with a registered dietitian upon completion of participation


To participate in our study of the dairy effects on large lipoprotein (DELL Study), you need to be:

  • A male or postmenopausal female
  • Between 18 and 70 years of age
  • At a body mass index (B.M.I.) between or equivalent to 25 and 35 (Please click HERE to go to a B.M.I. chart )
  • A non-smoker
  • Willing to abstain from alcohol and dietary supplements during the study
  • Willing to follow two specific diets for 3 weeks each
  • Willing to eat a diet with several servings of dairy products a day

The diets must be followed EVERY DAY with no cheating for 6 weeks, and EVERYTHING on the menus must be eaten – no food or beverage substitutions allowed. Click here to see more information about the diets.

The study consists of:

  • Coming to the clinic for a blood draw to see if you are eligible
  • If eligible, eating a baseline diet for 3 weeks each and an experimental diet for 3 weeks.
  • Coming to the clinic once a week to pick up food and be weighed

Coming to the clinic for 2 days in a row at the end of EACH of the two diets for blood draws. The first visit at the end of each diet will last about 3 hours. The second visit will last about 1 hour. 

The study is 6 weeks long, during which time you must also be able to:

  • Wear a pedometer to monitor your physical activity
  • Come to the either the CRC every week to be weighed and to pick up entrees (Click Here for CRC location)
  • Come to a total of 5 morning visits for blood draws – 3 will be about an hour long, 2 will be about 3 hours long.
  • Maintain a body weight within + 3% of your initial weight.

To see a diagram of the study design, click HERE.

You will receive $750 for full participation in the study.

If you would like to participate, please print and complete a questionnaire in either Adobe Format or as a Word document. It can be mailed or faxed to us at the address shown on the form. To learn more about the study, click here.

Please note, however, that people with certain health issues which would compromise either the study results, or their own health, cannot be included in the study. This includes those who have heart disease, diabetes, or cancer, and/or those persons taking lipid lowering medications, diabetic medications, hormones, certain blood pressure medications, blood thinning agents, and some other drugs.

For more information, or to be placed on a list to be contacted about our other research studies, either now or in the future, please Contact Us. For more information about the Principal Investigator for this study, Ronald Krauss, MD, click HERE . This study is sponsored by Dairy Management, Inc.



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