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Lipoprotein Metabolism in Hypertensive African-Americans

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00005709
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 26, 2000
Last Update Posted : May 13, 2016
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
To study relationships among lipoprotein metabolism, hypertension, and hyperinsulinemia-insulin resistance in African American males and females. The study was part of a Collaborative Project on Minority Health which investigated the mechanisms by which insulin contributes to cardiovascular disease.

Condition or disease
Cardiovascular Diseases Heart Diseases Hyperinsulinism Hypertension Insulin Resistance

Detailed Description:

BACKGROUND:

The study was part of the initiative "Collaborative Projects (R01s) on Minority Health". The concept for the initiative was developed by the NHLBI staff after the 1993 Report of the Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives, encouraged the NHLBI to establish minority centers to facilitate the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. The initiative was approved at the September 1992 National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council and released in October 1992.

Julian Marsh was one of three investigators in a collaborative program with Bonita Falkner as Program Coordinator.

DESIGN NARRATIVE:

In a sub-set of subjects with either high or low plasma insulin levels after a glucose challenge (insulin sensitive or insulin resistant), the investigators determined the fractional and absolute synthesis and catabolic rates of apolipoproteins B and A-I, the dominant lipoproteins of Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) and High Density Lipoprotein (HDL). They used stable isotopes and multicompartmental kinetic analysis following an oral bolus dose of deuteroleucine. They hypothesized that in hypertensive African Americans with hyperinsulinemia, more of the smaller Very Low Density (VLDL) particles are secreted and converted to LDL.

The study completion date listed in this record was obtained from the "End Date" entered in the Protocol Registration and Results System (PRS) record.


Study Design

Study Type : Observational
Study Start Date : September 1993
Study Completion Date : August 1998

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 100 Years   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria
No eligibility criteria