Myo-inositol in Obese Pregnant Women

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 13, 2010
Last Update Posted : February 28, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Rosario D'anna, University of Messina

Brief Summary:
Myo-Inositol is classified as a member of the vitamin B complex. It is a constituent of living cells and is widespread in many food. It is involved in a number of biological processes, including insulin signal transduction, resulting in modulating insulin sensitivity. This is a prospective, randomized, double center, placebo-controlled study. Two hundred and twenty obese pregnant women will be included in the trial and, after an informed consent, will assume randomly 2 g of myo-inositol twice a day or placebo from 12-13th weeks gestation until delivery. Then,they will perform an Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT) at 24-28th weeks gestation. Records about delivery (gestational age, neonatal weight...) will be registered.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Gestational Diabetes Dietary Supplement: myo-inositol Other: folic acid 400 mcg Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 220 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Myo-inositol May Prevent Gestational Diabetes in Obese Women
Study Start Date : March 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2013
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2013

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MedlinePlus related topics: Folic Acid

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: myo-inositol Dietary Supplement: myo-inositol
myo-inositol 2 grams plus folic acid 400 mcg twice a day

Placebo Comparator: placebo
acid folic 400 mcg twice per day
Other: folic acid 400 mcg
2 pills a day

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. number of gestational diabetes cases diagnosed with OGTT [ Time Frame: 24-28th weeks gestation ]
  2. difference in HOMA values [ Time Frame: from first trimester to OGTT ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. incidence of pregnancy complications: hypertension, preterm delivery. macrosomia, shoulder dystocia, etc. [ Time Frame: at delivery ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 45 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Obese pregnant women: BMI > 30 Kg/cm2
  • first trimester fast glycaemia < 126 mg/dl
  • single pregnancy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant women with BMI < 30 Kg/cm2
  • first trimester fast glycaemia > 126 mg/dl
  • previous gestational diabetes
  • twin pregnancy
  • pregestational diabetes
  • associated therapies with corticosteroids

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01047982

Obstetrics and Gynecology Unit, University of Messina and Obstetrics and Gynecology Unit of Modena University
Messina and Modena, Italy
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Messina
Principal Investigator: Rosario D'Anna, professor University of Messina, ITALY

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Rosario D'anna, associate professor, University of Messina Identifier: NCT01047982     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: INOGDM-2010
First Posted: January 13, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 28, 2014
Last Verified: February 2014

Keywords provided by Rosario D'anna, University of Messina:
gestational diabetes
hypertension in pregnancy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pregnancy Complications
Folic Acid
Vitamin B Complex
Diabetes, Gestational
Diabetes Mellitus
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs