“Investigation of the Gut Microbiome and Statin Response”
There is evidence that the bacteria that naturally reside in the gut can influence how well we respond to medications. Therefore this study will look at how rosuvastatin, a medication used to lower cholesterol levels, may change the bacteria in the gut. Investigators will also examine how the gut bacteria will affect the ability of rosuvastatin to lower cholesterol levels. There will be 4 study visits over the course of about 16 weeks.The expected duration of the study is 2 years. Investigators plan to enroll 100 healthy volunteers during that time.
Drug - Rosuvastatin
rosuvastatin 20 mg daily or placebo for eight weeks
Drug - Placebo
Matched placebo control
INvestigation of the Gut microbiomE and STatin Response (INGEST)