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DZX Mediated Insulin Suppression in Obese Men

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: March 7, 2008
Last Update Posted: November 6, 2014
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Information provided by:
Rijnstate Hospital
The purpose of this study is to determine whether there is an additive effect of metformine on the weight reduction of obese hyperinsulinemic men who are treated with diazoxide.

Condition Intervention Phase
Obesity Drug: Placebo Drug: Diazoxide Drug: Metformin + Diazoxide Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Diazoxide-mediated Insulin Suppression in Hyperinsulinemic Obese Men, Part III

Further study details as provided by Rijnstate Hospital:

Enrollment: 51
Study Start Date: July 2008
Study Completion Date: December 2011
Primary Completion Date: December 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: 1
Drug: Placebo
Experimental: 2
Drug: Diazoxide
Experimental: 3
Metformin + Diazoxide
Drug: Metformin + Diazoxide


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Ages Eligible for Study:   25 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • male
  • age 25-50 years
  • BMI 30-35 kg/m2
  • stable body weight during 3 months before the start of the study
  • glucose <= 6.0 mmol/L
  • C-peptide >= 1.0 nmol/L
  • HbA1c <= 6.0%

Exclusion Criteria:

  • comorbidity
  • medication
  • serum creatinine > 120 micromol/L
  • liver enzymes > 2 times upper limits of normal
  • gout
  • alcohol use > 2 alcoholic drinks a day
  • drug abuse
  • cessation of smoking less than 6 months ago
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00631033

Rijnstate Hospital
Arnhem, Netherlands
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rijnstate Hospital
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00631033     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: LTC-511-230108
First Submitted: February 27, 2008
First Posted: March 7, 2008
Last Update Posted: November 6, 2014
Last Verified: November 2014

Keywords provided by Rijnstate Hospital:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hypoglycemic Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antihypertensive Agents
Vasodilator Agents