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Soy Protein in Early Diabetic Nephropathy

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) Identifier:
First received: August 25, 2003
Last updated: August 16, 2006
Last verified: August 2006
Diabetic nephropathy is a frequent cause of end-stage renal disease. Reduction of dietary protein has been used to slow down renal disease progression, but patients are often unwilling to make these dietary changes. Other research suggests that changing the quality of dietary protein may be as effective as reducing the total amount of ingested protein. This study hopes to show that soy protein, a plant protein relatively high in essential amino acids and with high nutritional value, maye be beneficial to Type I diabetic patients with incipient renal disease.

Condition Intervention Phase
Diabetic Nephropathy
Diabetes Mellitus
Drug: soy protein
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Soy Protein in Early Diabetic Nephropathy

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Further study details as provided by National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH):

Study Start Date: July 2001
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2003

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 40 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion criteria:

  • Age 18-40;
  • Diabetic nephropathy;
  • Type I diabetes mellitus.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00067678

United States, Kentucky
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky, United States, 40536
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
Principal Investigator: Paolo Fanti, MD University of Kentucky
  More Information Identifier: NCT00067678     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R21AT000323-01 ( US NIH Grant/Contract Award Number )
Study First Received: August 25, 2003
Last Updated: August 16, 2006

Keywords provided by National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH):
diabetic nephropathy
diabetes mellitus
type I diabetes
soy protein

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Kidney Diseases
Diabetic Nephropathies
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Urologic Diseases
Diabetes Complications processed this record on May 25, 2017