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Nut consumption, cholesterol study participants sought

Participants are being sought for a research study that will help investigate the impact of nut consumption on cholesterol profiles. Subjects who complete the study will earn up to $210, depending on study group.

The foods and nutrition department seeks men and women ages 30-64 years with high cholesterol levels or a “bigger build.” Subjects must not take cholesterol-lowering medications, thyroid medications or exercise more than three hours per week. Subjects also must not have diabetes or food allergies/intolerances to pecans, gluten, dairy or meat.

This study requires a four- to eight-week commitment and three to four testing visits. All visits require blood draws, and participants may have to pick up meals once per week.

In addition to monetary compensation, participants also will learn their body weight, blood pressure, body fat percentage and cholesterol levels.

Participants may refuse or cease their participation at any time during the study.

Those interested in finding out if they qualify for the study or who want to request more information should email or fill out a contact information form: