Insulin Action in Individuals With Type 2 Diabetes by Natural Fatty Acids or the Medication Pioglitazone
Doctors are studying natural oils as potential therapies for type 2 diabetes. Animal studies have suggested promising results using EPA (found in fish oils) to improve insulin action and lower blood sugar levels.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Pharmacodynamics Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
|Official Title:||The Role of Acute Combined Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptors (PPAR) Alpha and Gamma Stimulation on Insulin Action in Humans|
PARTICIPATION INCLUDES: Participation in the studies includes taking study capsules for up to 21 days, keeping a meal diary, and up to four overnight hospital stays. During the hospital visits, an IV will be placed in each arm, and small amounts of muscle and fat tissue will be removed (with minimal discomfort).
COMPENSATION: Compensation of $400 per study is provided (or up to $1,600 for completing all studies)
|United States, New York|
|Albert Einstein College of Medicine|
|Bronx, New York, United States, 10461|
|Principal Investigator:||Meredith Hawkins, MD||Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University|