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Release: Feb. 18, 2003

UI Researchers Seek Men And Women For Blood Pressure And Diabetes Study

Men and women ages 30 to 80 who have type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure are invited to take part in a study being conducted at the University of Iowa College of Public Health.

The study will evaluate the effects of two approved blood pressure medications on blood sugar control. Participants will be asked to make 12 or more visits to the Lipid Research Clinic over the course of seven to 10 months with most visits one to four weeks apart. Qualified participants will receive a physical exam, ECG, blood work evaluation, chest x-ray and medication for high blood pressure. Compensation will be provided.

For more information, call the UI Lipid Research Clinic at (319) 384-5048 or toll free at (800) 887-6917.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Science Relations, 5137 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1178

CONTACTS: (media) Becky Soglin, (319) 335-6660
(prospective study participants) UI Lipid Research Clinic at (319) 384-5048 or toll free at (800) 887-6917.

OTHER INFORMATION: This release originally was distributed Feb. 11, 2002. The study still is open to participants.