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NEW STUDY ANNOUNCEMENT

Cholesterol Study
Do you have, or think you have elevated cholesterol? Visit us for a free cholesterol test and check your eligibility for our study.
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If you have (or think you have) elevated cholesterol, you could help research.

We invite you to come in for a free cholesterol test to see if you are eligible to participate in our study.

Thank you for your interest in RDC Clinical’s new study, into the effectiveness of a commercially available natural Omega-3 fatty acid, known to play a beneficial role in cholesterol control and may offer protection against cardiovascular disease. To help with this study, we are looking for males and females who have, or think they have, elevated cholesterol, who are not currently on cholesterol medication and who are willing to take the study product in capsule form daily over a 6 month period.

You’ll receive a valuable health analysis & potentially lower cholesterol.

If you’re over 25, generally healthy but know or think you might have elevated cholesterol, you could help with this study and learn valuable information about yourself in the process.

Following an initial finger prick blood test to check if your cholesterol level matches the study range, you’ll be enrolled, provided with the study product to take, and asked to attend our clinic in Newstead, Brisbane, 3 times over 6 months for follow up tests.
If you’d like to take part in this study, we’d love your help. More information is below and the Eligibility and Registration form is on this page.

About the product you'll help test...a natural Omega-3 fatty acid.

This product is a natural Omega-3 fatty acid, commercially available as a dietary supplement in capsule form. Omega-3 essential fats are known to have a beneficial effect on cholesterol levels and may also offer protection against cardiovascular diseases. However, they are not naturally produced by our bodies so must be consumed through food or supplements. The aim of this study is to assess the effectiveness of the product on lowering cholesterol in males and females with elevated cholesterol.

About the study...assessing lowering cholesterol.

If you’d like to help with this study, we’ll ask some screening questions over the phone and request that you attend our clinic in Newstead, Brisbane, for a quick finger prick test to assess your current cholesterol levels. In just a couple of minutes you’ll know your cholesterol levels and whether you will be eligible for the study. If your cholesterol results fit the study criteria, you’ll be given some health and lifestyle questionnaires to complete, and have a blood test where we will test for a range of other blood markers such as inflammation and blood glucose.

When your initial assessments are complete, you’ll be provided with the study product capsules to take daily, which may help control your cholesterol levels. As this study is placebo controlled, you will have a 50% chance of receiving the active study product.

During the 6 month study, you’ll be asked to attend our clinic at months, 2, 4 & 6 to complete follow up questionnaires, have a progress interview and blood sample taken.

If you’re over 25, are generally healthy and think you may have elevated cholesterol, we’d love to hear from you. Please register your interest by answering the eligibility questionnaire and completing the form on this page.

About the benefits of taking part...learn about your health.

In addition to helping advance medical research in an important area, as a participant you will also:

  • Have the potential to experience benefits of the study product (may help cholesterol control).
  • Learn important information about yourself in a number of lifestyle questionnaires and blood analysis. The blood analysis in this study includes: cholesterol, blood glucose, triglycerides, insulin, inflammatory markers, oxidative stress markers, liver function & kidney function.
Check if you can take participate...study participant requirements.
  • Male or female aged over 25
  • Currently experiencing elevated cholesterol (5-7), or think you might have elevated cholesterol, but not on any cholesterol medication
  • A Body Mass Index (BMI) between 18.5 and 29.9
  • A non-smoker
  • Able to attend our clinic in Newstead, Brisbane, 5 times over a 6 month period
Ethics approval & privacy...you'll be in safe, professional hands.

This RDC Clinical study has been approved by the Bellberry Human Research Ethics Committee. Approval number: 2011-12-916. The study is also registered on the Australian and New Zealand Clinical Trial Registry under Registration Number: ACTRN12617000872336.

Trained Trial Co-ordinators will supervise your progress throughout the study. Your results in the study will be made available to you in a report at the conclusion of your participation in the study. Any of your personal information collected during the study will be kept in the strictest confidence and your rights as a participant are fully reserved.

About the location of the study...you'll attend clinic appointments.

Our clinic is located in Doggett Street, Newstead, Brisbane.

We are walking distance from the Commercial Road Ferry Terminal & local buses, and a short walk from Bowen Hills train station. We have onsite visitor parking available during your visits.

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