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What happens during the screening period?

During the screening period, you will be asked about your health and medical history. You’ll also have complimentary physical examinations and laboratory tests, if needed, to make sure you are healthy enough and ready to participate. If you choose to join the study, you will start a low-fat diet (20 grams of fat per day or less). You will remain on this diet for at least two weeks before proceeding to the next step in the study. You will also stay on this diet for the duration of the study. Study staff will provide counseling on how to maintain a low-fat diet throughout the study.

Because this is a research study, if, after you’ve completed some or all of the examinations required during the screening period, you may or may not be eligible to participate in the study. We will discuss with you the reasons why.