Welcome to the APPROACH study!
The Animal and Plant PROtein And Cardiovascular Health (APPROACH) Study is designed to investigate how dietary protein source influences the effects of saturated fat (High vs. Low) on your blood lipoproteins and other risk factors for heart diseases. The dietary protein sources to be investigated include red meat (i.e. beef, pork), white meat (i.e. chicken, turkey) and non-meat sources (i.e. nuts, beans, soy) of protein. Researchers at the Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI) want to see if changing the type of protein source in your diet affects your blood lipoproteins differently if they are eaten with higher amounts or lower amounts of saturated fat (animal fat). They will also examine how these dietary changes affect metabolism and a person’s risk for cardiovascular disease.
Please explore this website to learn more about the APPROACH Study. If you would like to take a survey to see if you may be eligible, click here.