Join our clinical trial to help advance nutrition research in the fight against heart disease
Dr. Ronald M. Krauss, MD, and researchers at the Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI) are conducting a study on the effects of different dietary patterns on heart disease risk. This study is designed to investigate how adding full fat dairy products to a Mediterranean dietary pattern affects risk factors for heart disease including the levels of lipids and lipoproteins in your blood, inflammatory markers, and endothelial function.
Dietary patterns refer to the combinations of foods that people eat, versus focusing on one particular food or nutrient. For example, an American diet is often referred to as a type of dietary pattern that is high in animal products, salty and sugary foods, and refined grains (i.e. white bread, potatoes). There has been a lot of interest in how dietary patterns affect our risk for certain diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, because they represent how people actually eat. We want to test whether certain types of dietary patterns, particularly the Mediterranean diet, may affect your risk factors differently. This can help impact what kind of diets are recommended for reducing CVD risk.