Regulation of Cortisol Metabolism and Fat Patterning
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00694733|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified August 2019 by Jonathan Purnell, Oregon Health and Science University.
Recruitment status was: Active, not recruiting
First Posted : June 10, 2008
Last Update Posted : August 7, 2019
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Obesity Menopausal Syndrome||Drug: Placebo injection Drug: Depo Lupron/Aromatase inhibitor Drug: Depo Lupron/placebo Drug: placebo Drug: Estrogen cream||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||140 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Primary Purpose:||Basic Science|
|Official Title:||Regulation of Cortisol Metabolism and Fat Patterning|
|Study Start Date :||May 2005|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||March 2020|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||September 2020|
Placebo Comparator: 1
Men on placebo injections for 4 months
Drug: Placebo injection
Normal saline injection IM monthly for 4 months
Other Name: Normal Saline
Active Comparator: 2
Men who receive Depo Lupron for 4 months, then are replaced with testosterone and aromatase inhibitor for 4 months.
Drug: Depo Lupron/Aromatase inhibitor
Depo Lupron injection 7.5mg IM monthly for 8 months, with addition of testosterone gel and aromatase inhibitor months 4-8.
Active Comparator: 3
Men who receive Depo Lupron for 4 months, then are replaced with testosterone and placebo for 4 months.
Drug: Depo Lupron/placebo
Depo Lupron injection 7.5mg IM monthly for 8 months, with addition of testosterone gel and placebo months 4-8.
Placebo Comparator: 4
Women on placebo cream
Placebo Cream 1ml applied twice daily for four months
Other Name: Placebo cream
Active Comparator: 5
Women on estrogen cream
Drug: Estrogen cream
Estrogen cream 1 ml twice daily, dose titrated to maintain estradiol level between 60 and 280 pg/ml.
Other Name: Estradiol cream
- To measure 24-hour CPR, free cortisol, and cortisol binding globulin levels in plasma; HSD 1 activity, glucocorticoid receptor binding, and cortisol levels in adipocytes; and urinary excretion of cortisol, cortisone and their metabolites. [ Time Frame: Before and after hormone replacement therapy ]
- To measure intramyocellular fat and intrahepatic fat by MRS, visceral and subcutaneous abdominal fat by CT scan, body composition (fat mass, lean mass, and bone mass) by DXA, and insulin sensitivity. [ Time Frame: Before and after hormone replacement therapy ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00694733
|United States, Oregon|
|Oregon Health & Science University|
|Portland, Oregon, United States, 97239|
|Principal Investigator:||Jonathan Q. Purnell, M.D.||OHSU - Center for the Study of Weight Regulation|