Clinical Trial 17320

Raleigh, NC 27612

Study Summary:

Hypertriglyceridemia: The more you know, the more you can do to manage it.

A few things you should know about hypertriglyceridemia (high triglycerides or fat): the most common causes are obesity, diabetes, and poor diet. Most people won't have symptoms of hypertriglyceridemia. The best way to know if you are at risk is to ask your doctor.

You may qualify for participation in a research study of an investigational medication which may have a beneficial effect on blood triglycerides.

To be eligible for this study, a participant must be:
• Male or female between the ages of 30 and 70
• If female, incapable of becoming pregnant and if male, required to use contraception (i.e., condoms) throughout the study
• Over-weight, with a body-mass index of 30 to 45
• He or she may or may not have Type 2 diabetes mellitus, and may currently be taking drugs to lower cholesterol.

Qualified participants will receive study medication or placebo (an inactive substance), atorvastatin provided by the sponsor company, meetings with a specialist on healthy nutrition, and study-related care at no cost for up to 3.5 months. You may also be compensated for your time and travel.

Clinical trials are medical research studies designed to test the safety and/or effectiveness of new investigational drugs, devices, or treatments in humans. These studies are conducted worldwide for a range of conditions and illnesses. Learn more about clinical research and participating in a study at About Clinical Trials.