The IRCM Clinic is looking for patients with familial hypercholesterolemia and patients who are taking statins for more than 5 years to participate in a clinical study at IRCM. The aim of this study is to examine the function of the fat tissue as well as other health conditions that may affect the risk for type 2 diabetes in these patients.
Participants will receive compensation for the time and expenses associated with this study. The project is being conducted under the supervision of May Faraj, Director of the Nutrition, Lipoproteins and Cardiovascular Diseases Research Unit. All relevant findings from the study will be provided to the patients and may be forwarded to their family physician.
Man; from 45 to 74 years old
Postmenopausal woman; from 45 to 74 years old (without hormone therapy replacement)
Available for the duration of the study (one visit per week, for 6 weeks)