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Low Carb Diets & Exercise for Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Reduction

This study has been completed.
British Heart Foundation
Information provided by:
University of Surrey Identifier:
First received: August 4, 2010
Last updated: August 19, 2010
Last verified: July 2010

The purposes of this study are:

To investigate the effects of a 6 month low carbohydrate diet in obese men on markers of heart health including blood fats, blood clotting factors, inflammatory markers and levels of body fat.

To investigate the added effect on heart health that regular moderate exercise may have when combined with a low carbohydrate diet in obese men.

Condition Intervention
Behavioral: low carbohydrate diet
Behavioral: low carbohydrate diet and exercise

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Efficacy of a Low Carbohydrate Diet, With and Without Exercise, on Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Obese Men

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Further study details as provided by University of Surrey:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • insulin levels

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • body composition
  • lipid profile
  • body weight

Enrollment: 56
Study Start Date: January 2004
Study Completion Date: February 2008
Primary Completion Date: October 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: low carbohydrate diet Behavioral: low carbohydrate diet
Experimental: diet & exercise Behavioral: low carbohydrate diet and exercise


Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • male
  • 21-65 years
  • body mass index (BMI) 27-40kg/m2
  • not currently losing weight
  • physically able to exercise at moderate intensity
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01176084

United Kingdom
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Surrey
Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom, GU2 7XH
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Surrey
British Heart Foundation
Principal Investigator: Rebecca Hiscutt, PhD University of Surrey
Study Director: Helen D Truby, PhD Monash University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Dr Kathryn Hart, University of Surrey Identifier: NCT01176084     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Lowcarbex_v1
Study First Received: August 4, 2010
Last Updated: August 19, 2010

Keywords provided by University of Surrey:
low carbohydrate diet
moderate exercise

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases processed this record on April 26, 2017