Hepatic Insulin Sensitivity and Very Low Density Lipoprotein Triglyceride (VLDL-TG) Kinetics
Obesity is associated with dyslipidemia, which is a major risk factor for coronary heart disease. Triglycerides (TG) and cholesterol are transported in the system of lipoproteins, and the metabolism of these lipids in plasma is closely interrelated. Evidence suggests that increased concentration of very low-density lipoprotein triglyceride (VLDL-TG) is a central pathophysiological feature of the lipid and lipoprotein abnormalities in dyslipidemia.
The primary objective of this study is to investigate VLDL-TG kinetics and hepatic insulin sensitivity in age-matched obese and lean, healthy men in the postabsorptive state and during acute hyperinsulinemia using VLDL-TG and glucose tracers.
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
|Official Title:||Basal and Insulin Mediated VLDL-triglyceride Kinetics in Obesity; Relationship With Hepatic Insulin Sensitivity|
- VLDL-TG kinetics [ Time Frame: VLDL-TG kinetics are determined postabsorptively (250 minues) and during acute hyperinsulinemia (450 minutes) ]VLDL-TG secretion rates(umol/min) and clearance rates (ml/min)are determined during 30 min steady state periods postabsorptively and using acute hyperinsulinemia using primed-constant infusion of ex vivo-labelled 14C-VLDL-TG tracer and traditional tracer dilution technique.
- Hepatic insulin sensitivity [ Time Frame: Glucose kinetics are determined postabsorptively (250 minues) and during acute hyperinsulinemia (450 minutes) ]Hepatic glucose production (mg/min) is determined during 30 min steady state periods postabsorptively and during acute hyperinsulinemia using primed constant infusion og 3H-glucose tracer and traditional tracer dilution technique.
|Study Start Date:||March 2010|
|Study Completion Date:||September 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||September 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Experimental: Glucose clamp||
Other: Glucose clamp
450 min hyperinsulinemic euglycemic glucose clamp, 0,5 mU / kg lean body mass / min
Other Name: Human insulin
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01205750
|Department of Endocrinology and Internal Medicine, Aarhus University Hospital|
|Aarhus, Denmark, 8000|
|Principal Investigator:||Søren Nielsen, DMSc||Medical department M (Endocrinology and Diabetes), Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark|