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High Fat Diet II on Weight Loss (HFD)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Christiana Care Health Services Identifier:
First received: September 5, 2007
Last updated: August 1, 2011
Last verified: August 2011
To evaluate two different diets and their effects on weight loss and measurements of several risk factors for cardiovascular disease. One diet will be a high saturated fat diet (HSFD) and the other is a low saturated fat diet (LSFD) that limits fat but especially saturated fat as red meat. All participants in this study must eat both diets as this is a randomized cross-over design.

Condition Intervention
Obesity Other: high fat diet Other: low saturated fat diet

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effect of High Saturated Fat No Starch Diet vs. Low Saturated Fat, Low Trans Fat, High Fiber Diet on Weight Loss and Markers of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease

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Further study details as provided by Christiana Care Health Services:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Weight loss [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Brachial artery reactivity [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

Estimated Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: December 2006
Study Completion Date: September 2010
Primary Completion Date: September 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
high saturated fat diet
Other: high fat diet
high saturated fat no starch diet
low calorie low saturated fat low trans fat high fiber diet
Other: low saturated fat diet
low calorie low saturated fat low trans fat high fiber diet


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

In order to qualify, participants must have metabolic syndrome:

  • triglycerides greater than 150 mg/dL
  • blood pressure greater than 130 mmHg and/or diastolic blood pressure greater than 85 mmHg
  • fasting glucose greater than 110 mg/dL
  • waist circumference greater than 40 inches in men or 35 inches in women
  • reduced HDL less than 40 mg/dL in men and less than 50 mg/dL in women. Participants must be capable of performing symptom-limited maximal exercise capacity study. Blood and urine samples collected at baseline will be analyzed for CBC, serum glucose and electrolytes, hepatic panel and TSH.

Exclusion Criteria:

Participants will be excluded for any significant blood dyscrasia, fasting glucose greater than 200 mg/dL, creatine greater than 2 mg/dL, any significant electrolyte disorder, hepatic functions greater than two times normal or abnormal TSH.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00525850

United States, Delaware
Christiana Care Health System
Newark,, Delaware, United States, 19718
Sponsors and Collaborators
Christiana Care Health Services
Principal Investigator: James Hays, MD Christiana Care Health Services
  More Information

Responsible Party: Angela DiSabatino, RN, MS, Manager, Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Program, Christiana Care Health Services Identifier: NCT00525850     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CCC26177
Study First Received: September 5, 2007
Last Updated: August 1, 2011

Keywords provided by Christiana Care Health Services:
cardiovascular disease
weight loss

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases
Weight Loss
Body Weight Changes
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Vascular Diseases processed this record on September 21, 2017