Magnesium and Metabolic Syndrome

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 29, 2008
Last Update Posted : January 29, 2008
Information provided by:
Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social

Brief Summary:

Objective : to test the BP lowering-effect of oral magnesium supplementation, as magnesium chloride (MgCl2) solution, 2.5 g daily, in uncomplicated hypertensive type 2 diabetic subjects with decreased serum magnesium levels Design : Randomised double blind placebo controlled trial. Setting : Outpatients with type 2 diabetes from Durango, city in northern Mexico Subjects : 82 subjects between 40 and 75 years of age with type 2 diabetes serum magnesium deficiency and uncomplicated hypertension.

Interventions : During 4 months the intervention group received 2.5 gr of magnesium chloride (50 ml of a solution containing 50 gr of MgCl2 by 1000 ml of solution ). Controls received inert placebo.

Main outcome measure: Change in blood pressure. Increase of serum magnesium Secondary outcomes measures: Changes in lipid profile

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Diabetes Mellitus High Blood Pressure Hypomagnesemia Dietary Supplement: Magnesium chloride Other: Placebo Phase 4

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 85 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Hypomagnesemia as a Risk Factor for Development of Metabolic Syndrome
Study Start Date : July 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2007
Actual Study Completion Date : November 2007

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: 1
Magnesium chloride
Dietary Supplement: Magnesium chloride
Subjects in the intervention group received 2.5 gr of MgCl2 daily during 4 months, from a solution solution containing 50 gr of MgCl2 by 1000 ml.

Placebo Comparator: 2
Other: Placebo
Subjects in the control group received inert placebo once per day during 4 months

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Reduction in the systolic and diastolic blood pressures [ Time Frame: 2 y ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Average increase of serum magnesium levels Changes in lipid profile [ Time Frame: 2 y ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Decreased serum magnesium levels
  • Uncomplicated hypertension
  • 40 and 75 years of age
  • Men and Women

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Alcohol intake (equal or more than 30 g per day)
  • Use of diuretics and/or calcium antagonists drugs
  • Previous oral magnesium supplementation
  • Ischemic diseases; AND
  • Reduced renal function

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00603499

Biomedical Research Unit
Durango, Mexico, 34067
Sponsors and Collaborators
Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
Principal Investigator: Martha Rodriguez-Moran, MD, MSc, PhD Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social

Responsible Party: Fernando Guerrero-Romero, Biomedical Research Unit, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social Identifier: NCT00603499     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2000-161-0027
First Posted: January 29, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 29, 2008
Last Verified: January 2008

Keywords provided by Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Metabolic Syndrome X
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Insulin Resistance
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases