Foods For Health Institute needs study volunteers

From the Food For Health Institute

The UC Davis Foods for Health Institute is recruiting participants for two important projects in our Human Studies program.

The Dairy Fat Inflammation study tests the effect of consuming different cheeses on the fats in your blood that influence inflammation. Men and women 18-65 years old, with two of the following: high fasting blood triglycerides, glucose; low HDL, a large waistline, high blood pressure, or a BMI greater than or equal to 30, are encouraged to participate in this clinical study. Upon completing the two test days, participants will receive information on their lipid and nutritional content as well as a $40 gift card to Safeway. (Is it valid for the cheese counter? — Ed.)

The HDL Metabolic Milkshake study examines the metabolic effects on HDL function in response to consumption of different combinations of dietary ingredients – fats and vitamin supplements – mixed into a milkshake. This clinical study needs women and men participants, 18-65 years old with low levels of HDL cholesterol (for women this is less than 50 mg/dL and for men this is less than 40 mg/dL) or elevated blood triglycerides (more than 150 mg/dL).

Your participation in the Foods for Health Institute’s Human Studies is crucial to continuing research that seeks to understand the intricate relationship between our food choices and improving overall health. Help spread the word by telling your friends and family.

To see if you are eligible to participate, or learn more about either of these studies, contact the Study Coordinator, Nancy Rivera at (888) 217-5355 or email at:

Learn more about current studies at

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