Clinical Trials of Texas, San Antonio researchers have put out a call for individuals to take place in an NAFLD study.
Applicants will be chosen from among a group who have or suspect they may have metabolic syndrome or conditions involved in metabolic syndrome, according to Douglas Denham, medical director of the pending study.
“We are looking at folks (who) have prediabetes or metabolic syndrome,” Denham told news station KSAT12. “They’ve basically been to the doctor and the doctor said, ‘You know, your blood sugars are a little high, you’re heavier than you should be, you’re not diabetic, but you’re trending toward that way.”
Metabolic syndrome has been tied to NAFLD in various studies and could contribute to the condition, according to some researchers.
Individuals who are interested in participating in the study should contact the organization at 210-949-0122 or register online at saresearch.com. These people should request further information on the exact parameters they must meet in order to be chosen.
In the meantime: what is metabolic syndrome? According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, metabolic syndrome is a collection of risk factors that raise one’s risk of certain diseases, including heart attack, diabetes, and stroke.
In general, these risk factors include:
- a large waistline (40″ or greater in most men, or 35″ or greater in most women)
- an abnormal trigycerides level
- a low HDL (high density lipoproteins) level
- high blood pressure
- a high fasting glucose level (usually, 100 or above)
If your doctor has seen any of the above warning factors, she may have ordered more tests for you and/or recommended that you institute lifestyle changes, including changing your diet and adding exercise to your regimen.
Please note that this site and its administrators are not affiliated with Clinical Trials of Texas, San Antonio and do not vouch for the organization nor make any guarantees. Interested parties should make inquiries into the legitimacy of the study itself and of the organization before making an agreement to this or any other medical study.