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.