UC Davis Health Clinical Studies

Study of the Relationship Between Body Composition, Insulin Resistance and HDL Levels

HDL Study

Patients having chronic kidney disease have lower than expected level of HDL the "good cholesterol". Having a low HDL (High Density lipoprotein) cholesterol level is associated with diabetes and obesity, and is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease (heart attack or stroke). Dr. George Kaysen is a world renowned expert in the area of lipid metabolism, inflammation, and vascular disease specifically in patients having kidney disease. He is conducting this research to find the causes. We currently need hemodialysis, and chronic kidney disease patients (CKD3b and CKD4) to enroll.

Kidney Disease
Any, age 18-75