Genetic Variability and the Metabolism of Botanical Oils

What we are studying

The purpose of this research study is to determine if genetic differences at the rs174537 locus determine the way your body processes oils.

Who we are studying

  • Men and Women
  • Races:
    • White
  • Not Hispanic or Latino
  • Ages 21 - 65

Eligibility Criteria

  • The population will be healthy Caucasian subjects between the ages of 21 and 65 who have not been diagnosed with any major disease.
  • Must agree to adhere to dietary requirements during the entire study.

What is involved

  • 7 visits to the CRU
  • Including screening visit
  • 7 blood collections
  • 7 blood pressure and pulse measurements
  • Anthropomorpmetric measurements 7 times
  • 7 urine samples
  • Take borage oil for 4 weeks
  • 8 week washout period between oils
  • Soybean oil for 4 weeks
  • Keep records of oil consumption.

Contact Information

Study Coordinator
Priscilla Ivester

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