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Do you enjoy eating carbohydrates?

Participate in our research study and we can help you learn more about the impact of dietary carbohydrates on your health. We want to find out whether the amount of carbohydrate (starch and sugars) and the type of carbohydrate (resistant starch) that you eat in your diet can affect your risk for developing cardiovascular disease. 

  • Free Meal Entrees
  • Information about your risk for cardiovascular disease


In order to participate in our Resistant Starch Study, you must:

  • Be a male or female at least 20 years old
  • Have a body mass index (B.M.I.) of at least 27 but no greater than 35.  click HERE to calculate your BMI.
  • Be willing to abstain from alcohol and dietary supplements
  • Be a non-smoker
  • Be willing to follow specific diets for a total of 8 weeks

The diets must be followed EVERY DAY with NO CHEATING for each 2-week period, and EVERYTHING on the menus must be eaten – no food nor beverage substitutions allowed. Click HERE for more information about the diets.

The study is 8 weeks long, during which time you must also be able to:

  • Wear a pedometer to monitor your physical activity
  • Come to the Cholesterol Research Center (CRC) in Berkeley every week to be weighed and to pick up entrees (Click HERE for CRC location)
  • Come to 6 morning visits for blood draws: 2 of which will last 2.5 to 3 hours long, 2 of which will last 4 hours, and 2 of which may last as long as 5 hours
  • Maintain a body weight within a range that is no more than 3% above or below your initial screening weight (For example, a 200 pound man may not gain or lose more than 6 pounds)

You will be compensated $900 for full participation in the study.
If you’d like to apply to participate in the study, please print our questionnaire in either Adobe pdf format or as a Microsoft Word document. It can be mailed to us at the address shown on the form. After we receive the questionnaire we will provide more information to help you make your decision to be in this study.

Please note, however, that people with certain health issues which would compromise either the study results, or their own health, can not be in the study. This includes those who have heart disease, diabetes, or cancer, or those taking lipid lowering medications, diabetes 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 National Institute of Health (NIH).



Revised: Wednesday, March 2, 2011 12:07 PM


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