Effects of a Mediterranean Style Diet on Vascular Health in Type 2 Diabetes
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
|Official Title:||The Effect of a Mediterranean Style Diet Versus a Conventional High Carbohydrate, Low Fat Diet on Glycaemic and Lipid Control and on Vascular Inflammatory Markers in People With Newly Diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes|
- The primary outcomes include: HBAIc and lipids (Cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol, Triglycerides) at study entry and 6 months after dietary intervention
- Key secondary outcomes include: TNF-a, IL-6, High sensitivity CRP, plasma carotenoids and serum fatty acids.
|Study Start Date:||January 2003|
|Study Completion Date:||May 2006|
|Primary Completion Date:||May 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Chronic inflammation affecting both small and large blood vessels is an important factor increasing the risk of heart disease in people with Type 2 diabetes. Good markers present in the blood are now available to detect this inflammatory state. Recent evidence suggests that a Mediterranean-type diet, high in plant foods and with monounsaturated fat from olive oil has beneficial effects on blood vessels as well as on blood glucose and blood lipid control.
In this study we will compare the effects of a Mediterranean diet, high in fruit and vegetables with the more conventional diet recommended for diabetes therapy (a high carbohydrate, low fat diet). Twenty-four people with Type 2 diabetes will be randomised to one of these diets and followed for six months. At the end of this time, the effect of the diets on markers for inflammation will be compared.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00163683
|Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 3181|
|Principal Investigator:||Rachel M Stoney, PhD||Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA|
|Study Director:||Karen Z Walker, PhD||Monash University|
|Study Director:||Duncan Topliss, FRACP||Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA|