Type 2 Diabetes and the Effect of Probiotics
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
Insulin-resistance in type 2 diabetes is associated with chronic inflammation. Anti-inflammatory actions might increase sensitivity to insulin. Since some probiotics have anti-inflammatory properties, ingestion of the probiotic bacteria Lactobacillus Acidophilus NCFM might increase insulin-sensitivity.
The inflammatory response to endotoxin injection and the insulin-sensitivity is examined before and after four weeks ingestion of probiotics.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||Effect of Probiotics on Systemic Inflammation and Insulin Resistance in Type 2 Diabetics and Healthy Controls|
- Change in insulin-resistance
- Change in inflammatory response to E. coli endotoxin injection
|Study Start Date:||November 2006|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2007|
Numerous studies have shown an association between insulin-resistance in type 2 diabetes and chronic low-grade inflammation. Some probiotics have an anti-inflammatory properties. Ingestion of probiotics might therefore, due to this property, increase sensitivity to insulin.
In this study type 2 diabetics (N=24) and healthy control (N=24) are given the probiotic bacteria Lactobacillus Acidophilus NCFM for four weeks. The anti-inflammatory effect is examined by evaluating the inflammatory response (White blood cell count, plasma-cytokines) to an iv injection of endotoxin (0,3 ng/kg) before and after the intervention. Also the insulin-sensitivity is measured with an hyperinsulinemic euglycemic clamp before and after L. acidophilus NCFM.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00413348
|Center of Inflammation and metabolism 7641 and Intensive Care Unit 4131, Rigshospitalet|
|Copenhagen, Denmark, DK-2100|
|Principal Investigator:||Anne Sofie Andreasen, MD||Rigshospitalet, Denmark|