Lipids Research

The lipids research team in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism, and Nutrition-Research focuses its research on clinical trials.

Our lipids-related clinical trials have included studies of:

  • Cereals containing oats and plant sterols to lower total and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol
  • New superstatins
  • Safety and efficacy of an apolipoprotein A analog to selectively raise high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol
  • Homozygous sitosterolemia
  • Weight-reducing drugs

We also conduct kinetic studies of lipid metabolism and physiology-based studies of lipid lowering by drugs and LDL apheresis to determine their effects on vascular endothelial function and nitric oxide production.