Metabolic Syndrome and Inflammatory Markers

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 9, 2007
Last Update Posted : February 9, 2007
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Free Islamic University of Medical Sciences

Brief Summary:
The metabolic syndrome has been recognized as a proinflammatory state. It has been shown that many different diets such as Mediterranean diet, DASH diet, Foods with low glycemic index and low saturated fat diet, independent of weight loss, may be effective in improving the metabolic syndrome. Our objective was to evaluate the effect of Ramadan fasting on High-sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and fibrinogen levels in metabolic syndrome.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Metabolic Syndrome Behavioral: Ramadan Fasting Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effect of Fasting With Two Meals on Inflammatory Markers of Metabolic Syndrome
Study Start Date : August 2006
Study Completion Date : November 2006

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Measuring inflammatory markers in metabolic syndrome

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Males with metabolic syndrome

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Conditions with insulin resistance including;
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus,
  • Infections,
  • Stresses,
  • Uremia,
  • Acromegaly,
  • Glucocorticoid excess,
  • Hypertension ,
  • Cirrhosis and
  • Any addiction or drug therapy and conditions witch cause changes in hs-CRP and fibrinogen levels including infection, trauma, infarction, inflammatory arthritis, various neoplasm and liver diseases.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00433082

Sponsors and Collaborators
Free Islamic University of Medical Sciences
Principal Investigator: Zahra Vahdat Shariatpanahi, MD Islamic Free University of Medical Science Identifier: NCT00433082     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1345104
First Posted: February 9, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 9, 2007
Last Verified: February 2007

Keywords provided by Free Islamic University of Medical Sciences:
Metabolic syndrome,Ramadan,Fasting,Inflammatory markers,

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Metabolic Syndrome X
Pathologic Processes
Insulin Resistance
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases