Texas Medical Research Associates Announce New Study

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The research organization offers tips on how to help lower cholesterol.

Texas Medical Research Associates is looking for candidates to participate in their new study. The study will help test the effectiveness of a new drug looking to help lower cholesterol. People who suffer from high cholesterol may be eligible to participate in the study.

According to the American Heart Association, too much cholesterol in the blood can lead to cardiovascular disease, the no. 1 cause of death in the United States. Lowering cholesterol can help reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. People with high cholesterol can make a number of lifestyle changes in order to lower their cholesterol.

Diet and exercise are two of the most important factors affecting cholesterol levels. Reducing saturated fat, trans fat, sugar and simple carbohydrates can contribute to a lower blood cholesterol. Regular exercise can also help. People should aim to be physically active for at least 30 minutes every day. Those who are overweight can be at risk for heart disease, and losing weight could help with cholesterol levels.

Age, gender and heredity are also factors that affect cholesterol levels. As people get older, their cholesterol levels rise. Before going through menopause, women tend to have lower cholesterol levels than men, but after menopause, women’s levels tend to rise. High blood cholesterol can also run in families, and people’s genes may partly determine how much cholesterol their bodies make.

There are some cholesterol-lowering drugs that can be effective at lowering cholesterol levels. These are most effective when combined with a diet and exercise program.

Those looking to lower their cholesterol may be interested in participating in Texas Medical Research Associates’ study. To learn more, call 210-588-0189.

About the Company:
Texas Medical Research Associates is a full-service clinical research site adjacent to Dr. Patrick H. Peters' internal medicine practice. TMR exists to aid in the development of new medical treatments, vaccines, and devices. Adhering strictly to GCP/ICH guidelines and FDA regulations, they strive to ensure the safety of research subjects while meeting the needs of their sponsors.

They are committed to supporting the community and regularly conduct free health screenings across greater San Antonio. Through outreach events like these, they promote the importance of clinical research to the general public and identify health needs in individuals who otherwise might not receive adequate healthcare.

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