You may be eligible if you are between the ages of 30 and 50 and have high LDL cholesterol (greater than 160, confirmed recent testing). Participants must otherwise be non-smokers in good health, and without heart disease or diabetes.
We are doing this research study to learn more about human blood cells called monocytes. Currently, there are several well-documented types of monocytes, each having unique roles in our immune system and in heart and vascular diseases. This study will examine the genetic make-up of monocytes to identify new and unique subsets across different cardiovascular (CV) risk states, including Type II Diabetes (DM2), tobacco smoking, and high cholesterol.
Participants must be available for 1 visit that may last up to 1 hour atMedical Center. All visits take place approximately 9am, Monday-Thursday.
During the visit, participants will complete a detailed health questionnaire, brief physical exam (height, weight, blood pressure), and provide blood and urine samples.
Compensation of $50 after the visit is completed.
Please complete screening survey here: https://redcap.sac-cu.org/surveys/?s=MMMW37TWEF