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B195: Effect of Diet-Induced Energy Deficit and Body Fat Reduction on Inflammatory Markers in Obese Subjects

This study has been completed.
Dansk Droge A/S, Industrigrenen 10, 2635 Ishøj, Denmark
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University of Copenhagen Identifier:
First received: March 14, 2006
Last updated: NA
Last verified: March 2006
History: No changes posted
Aim: To dissociate the effects on plasma concentrations of the inflammatory marker c-reactive protein of a negative energy balance and a reduction in body fat stores. Secondly to compare CRP with fibrinogen and interleukin-6 (IL-6).

Condition Intervention
Procedure: energy restriction and maintenance

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: B195: Effect of Diet-Induced Energy Deficit and Body Fat Reduction on Inflammatory Markers in Obese Subjects

Further study details as provided by University of Copenhagen:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Weight loss
  • C-reactive protein
  • cardiovascular diseases markers
  • obesity
  • energy restriction

Estimated Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: September 2002
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2003
Detailed Description:


Previous epidemiological studies have associated elevated levels of acute phase proteins, mainly C-reactive protein, with cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and cardiac death. Levels of several cy-tokines and acute phase proteins as CRP, haptoglobin and fibrinogen have been found associated with elevated body fat and the risk of diseases associated to the metabolic syndrome.


Thirty-six otherwise healthy obese subjects (BMI: 34.23.2 kg/m2, age: 43.410.5 y) participated in a 20-week controlled dietary intervention divided into 4 periods. Weight reduction was induced by an 8-week low caloric diet (LCD) (3.4 MJ/d) followed by a 4-week weight stable maintenance program (M1). Subsequently, they underwent another 4-week LCD (4.2 MJ/d) followed by a final 4-week weight stable maintenance diet (M2). Blood samples and anthropometrical measures were assessed at baseline and after each of the four periods (8, 12, 16 and 20 weeks).


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 41 participants (20 men, 21 women) were included in the study. They were between 24-62y, healthy, non-athletic, weight stabile (< 3 kg in last 2 mo) but overweight to obese (BMI: 28-40 kg/m2).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • evidence of metabolic or systemic diseases other than obesity. Frequent use of medication, a systolic blood pressure >165 mmHg and diastolic blood pressure >95 mmHg.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00302926

Anita Belza
Frederiksberg, Denmark, 1958
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Copenhagen
Dansk Droge A/S, Industrigrenen 10, 2635 Ishøj, Denmark
Principal Investigator: Anita Belza, MSci Department of human Nutrition, The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Denmark
  More Information Identifier: NCT00302926     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KF01-107/02
Study First Received: March 14, 2006
Last Updated: March 14, 2006

Keywords provided by University of Copenhagen:
Weight loss
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