The Family Heart Study hopes to identify genetic and environmental influences on a broad range of social, emotional, biological and behavioral factors that have been found to increase the risk of developing heart disease.
Participants need to be healthy, between the ages of 21 and 49 and African American or white. They need to have at least one brother or sister who also agrees to be in the study and they must meet the qualifying guidelines for the study.
Each participant can earn up to $275 for full participation, receive the results of their physical exam and up to $150 travel allowance if they are out of the area. Parking is free and convenient.
For more information about the study, call Thom Haney at (919) 668-1967, locally, or 1-866-668-1968, toll free.