Help us discover if taking a statin can help older adults stay healthier longer
You can help researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio’s (also known as UT Health San Antonio) Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies investigate whether taking atorvastatin, a drug commonly used to lower cholesterol also called Lipitor®, can help adults age 75 and older maintain health by preventing dementia, disability and heart disease.
The study, called PREVENTABLE, is one of the largest ever conducted in older adults in the U.S.
You may qualify if you are age 75 or older and not living in an assisted living or nursing home. The study involves seven study visits (1-2 in-person visits and 5-6 telephone follow-ups) over the course of approximately 3.5 to 5 years. In person visits will be at UT Health San Antonio’s Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies.
Study participants will be compensated. For more information or to volunteer, please call (210) 450-0020.
To protect your privacy, please contact the study team directly using the telephone number provided to discuss your eligibility or answer any questions you may have.