Cholesterol Research Study

The Department of Foods and Nutrition at the University of Georgia Seeks

Men and women between the ages of 30-64 years, with high cholesterol levels, who are not taking cholesterol-lowering or thyroid medications, who do not have diabetes or food allergies, and who exercise less than 3 hours/week.


This study requires an 8-week commitment and a total of 4 testing visits and 6 non-testing visits. 

Important Note: This study requires blood draws during all testing visits (visits 1, 2, 6, and 10). You will also be required to pick up your meals on a weekly basis (visits 3-5 and 7-9) during the study.

What Happens on visits 1, 2, 6, and 10 (also called “Test Days”)

We will collect body measurements, measure your metabolism, and collect a fasting blood draw.

Additionally, on visits 2 and 10 we will collect small amounts of blood and measure your metabolism before and after a meal throughout the morning.

What Happens on visits 3-5 and 7-9 (Non-testing Days)

You will come to UGA to collect a week supply of meals and drop off some forms.

What is the Intervention?

The intervention is 8 weeks long and you will be given your breakfast and lunch meals for the entire period. The meals will have either olive oil or cottonseed oil in them.

Sequence of visits and activities

v1 screening visit, v2 pre-diet intervention visit, v6 mid-diet intervention visit, v10 post-diet intervention visit

You Will Learn

Your body weight, waist circumference, body fat percentage, blood pressure, metabolic rate (estimated Calories burned), and cholesterol levels.


If you are interested in participating and would like to request more information, please contact Mary Catherine Prater at (503) 956-5286 or via email at

Thank you for your interest, it is greatly appreciated!

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