The Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Research is currently recruiting volunteers for a study funded by the British Heart Foundation. The study is investigating how different levels of metabolic factors within the blood, such as hormones and fats, can affect platelet function and blood clotting.
The research that they are performing involves 240 non-smoking volunteers aged 30-65 years and not on medication for diabetes, high blood pressure or cholesterol. During the 45 minute visit, they will take a few measurements and a blood sample from these volunteers and use this to help us to understand how blood clotting is different in different individuals. This research will hopefully lead to the production of better targeted anti-platelet medications to help prevent strokes and heart attacks in the future.
Visits take less than an hour, take place on the University of Reading campus and can be scheduled as early as 7.30am.
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