Effects of Prescription Omega-3 Acids on Glucose and Lipoprotein Lipids in Subjects With Hypertriglyceridemia
This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Kevin C. Maki, PhD, Provident Clinical Research
First received: December 16, 2009
Last updated: August 14, 2013
Last verified: August 2013
The objectives of this study are to assess the effects of 4 g/d prescription omega-3 acid ethyl esters (POM3), compared with a placebo, on indices of insulin sensitivity and secretion, as well as aspects of the fasting and postprandial lipid and lipoprotein profiles, in subjects with hypertriglyceridemia.
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
||A Double-blind, Randomized, Placebo-controlled, Crossover Trial to Assess the Effects of 4 g/d Prescription Omega-3 Acid Ethyl Esters on Indices of Glucose Homeostasis and Lipoprotein Lipids in Subjects With Hypertriglyceridemia
Primary Outcome Measures:
- Difference Between Treatments in Liquid Meal Tolerance Test (LMTT) Matsuda Insulin Sensitivity Index (MISI). [ Time Frame: End of Treatment Intervention Phase I (week 6) and End of Treatment Intervention Period II (week 14) ]
Liquid meal tolerance test (LMTT) = two 8 oz servings of Ensure (Abbott Nutrition) + study product followed by blood sample collection at -5, -1, 30, 60, 90, 120, 180, and 240 min, where t = 0 was start of liquid meal consumption. MISI calculated as 10,000/square root of (pre-meal glucose x pre-meal insulin x mean 120 min post-meal glucose x mean 120 min post-meal insulin)
Secondary Outcome Measures:
- Difference Between Treatments in LMTT Insulin Secretion Index and Disposition Index. [ Time Frame: End of Treatment Intervention Phase I (week 6) and End of Treatment Intervention Period II (week 14) ]
Insulin secretion index = total area under the curve from 0 to 120 min post-meal for plasma insulin divided by total area under the curve from 0 to 120 min post-meal for plasma glucose.
Disposition index = MISI x insulin secretion index
| Study Start Date:
| Study Completion Date:
| Primary Completion Date:
||December 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
POM3 for the first six weeks of treatment. Placebo for the second six weeks of treatment
- prescription omega-3 acid ethyl esters
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Placebo for the first six weeks of treatment. POM3 for the second six weeks of treatment
matching placebo capsule, 4 g/day
This trial will utilize a randomized, double-blind, two-period crossover design. At Visit 2 (Week 0), subjects meeting all entry criteria will be randomized to one of two treatment sequences: placebo or POM3 for the first 6 week phase followed by the study product they did not receive during the first phase (POM3 or placebo) for the second 6 weeks. There will be a 2-week washout period between treatment phases.
|Ages Eligible for Study:
||18 Years to 79 Years (Adult, Senior)
|Sexes Eligible for Study:
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
- Men and postmenopausal women, ages 18-79 years.
- Fasting, triglyceride (TG) level in the borderline high to high range.
- Fasting, low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) below the very high range while on no lipid altering therapy or while taking stable-dose statin therapy
- Provide written informed consent and authorization for protected health information
- Use of any lipid-altering medications, which cannot be stopped, except stable dose statin therapy.
- Use of any omega-3 fatty acid ethyl ester medications or dietary supplements with >1.0 g/d of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), or a combination of EPA and DHA
- coronary heart disease (CHD) or a CHD risk equivalent
- Body mass index over 45 kg per square meter
- Allergy or sensitivity to omega-3 fatty acids, corn or corn products (e.g., corn oil), D-alpha tocopherol (vitamin E) or any ingredients in the study drug
- Certain muscle, liver, kidney, lung or gastrointestinal conditions
- Poorly controlled hypertension
- Certain medications
- Active cancers treated within prior 2 years (except non-melanoma skin cancer)
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01034540
|Provident Clinical Research (now Biofortis)
|Addison, Illinois, United States, 60101 |
Provident Clinical Research
||Kevin C. Maki, PhD
||Provident Clinical Research
||Kevin C. Maki, PhD, Study Director/Chief Science Officer, Provident Clinical Research
History of Changes
|Other Study ID Numbers:
|Study First Received:
||December 16, 2009
|Results First Received:
||May 28, 2013
||August 14, 2013
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ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on February 24, 2017
Lipid Metabolism Disorders