Cholesterol Study

Participants are needed for a research study exploring the effect of an oat ingredient on cholesterol levels.


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Who can participate?

  • Men and women, aged 18-65
  • Have slightly elevated cholesterol
  • Not taking any cholesterol-lowering medications


What is involved?

  • One screening visit
  • 4 additional study visits over a 6-week period
  • Beverages to be consumed at home
  • Blood samples collected at each visit


Participants will receive $450 if they successfully complete the study.


How can I participate?

Please take a short survey to determine if you are eligible to participate in this study. For more information on this study, please see our FAQ section.


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Cholesterol Study


Q: How do I know if I have high cholesterol?
A: Your doctor or other health care provider has indicated that your LDL cholesterol is between 3.00 and 5.00 mmol/L.

Q: I’m not sure if I have high cholesterol – how do I find out?
A: Fill out our short survey or call us at (416) 861-0506 x206 to help us determine if you are a suitable candidate for this study.

Q: Where are you located?
A: Downtown Toronto, around the corner from the King Subway Station.

Q: How much does this study pay?
A: Participants will receive $450 upon successful completion of the study.

Q: What time are your appointments?
A: Our appointments are scheduled Monday to Friday, 8 am – 12 pm subject to availability.

Q: How many times do I need to come into the clinic?
A: There are a total of 5 visits to the clinic.

Q: What is this study about?
A: We are researching the impact of beta glucan oat fiber on LDL cholesterol.

Q: How do I get in touch with someone regarding this study?
A: First, please complete our survey so that we can determine if you are eligible to come in for a screening. We will get back to you within 3 business days.

Q: Where can I park?
A: There are several Green P lots close to the clinic. Please visit the Green P website for more information on options.

Q: Do you validate parking?
A: Unfortunately, we are unable to validate parking. We are located less than one-minute walk from King subway station.

Q: Do I get paid for the screening visit?
A: Screening visits are unpaid, however, if you qualify for the study and complete subsequent visits, you will be compensated.

Q: How often do I need to consume the beverages?
A: You will be consuming the beverages 3 times per day for approximately one month.

Q: I don’t have high cholesterol, but I want to participate in other clinical trials
A: Thank you for your interest! Please email and ask to join our mailing list to hear about future studies. Check back with our website to learn about new studies we are recruiting for.

Q:How can I get more information?
A: If you have further questions, please contact us at or call us at (416) 861-0506 x206.