Clinical trials

What are clinical trials?

Clinical trials are a key research tool used in studies that provide a scientific basis for advising and treating people and advancing medical knowledge. They explore whether or not a treatment works, how well it works, the side effects of a treatment, and the impact of this treatment on certain illnesses and different groups of people.

While making some simple lifestyle changes can help lower your cholesterol, some people require treatments to manage their cholesterol levels. It’s incredibly important that both existing and emerging treatments are thoroughly trialled so that they’re as safe and effective as possible.

Why volunteer to participate in a clinical trial?

  • You will help to treat and save lives of future generations
  • You will further medical research
  • You could be one of the first people to benefit from a new treatment
  • You may also receive payment depending on specific clinical trial

Current clinical trials

As part of our efforts to improve the lives of those with high cholesterol and related conditions, we work with medical researchers conducting clinical trials for people at risk of cardiovascular diseases, such as heart attacks and strokes.

Risk factors of cardiovascular disease (CVD) include:

  • High cholesterol 
  • High blood pressure 
  • Smoking 
  • Being overweight or obese 
  • Being physically inactive 
  • Family history of CVD

Both your suitability and eligibility to participate in a clinical trial can vary from study to study and is something that you will discuss with your doctor to weigh up the value of your participation with the potential risks involved.