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Dietary Polyphenols and Lipid Oxidation

This study has been completed.
Alpro Foundation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Maastricht University Medical Center Identifier:
First received: February 22, 2011
Last updated: September 8, 2014
Last verified: September 2014

There are strong indications that (combinations of) polyphenols may be attractive candidates in the prevention of the metabolic syndrome and diabetes through modulation of pathways of fatty acid metabolism and mitochondrial function. We hypothesize that the combination of specific polyphenols, with partly distinct mechanisms of action, may have physiologically significant effects on fat oxidation through additive or synergistic effects, thereby improving body composition, insulin sensitivity and preventing type 2 diabetes. The following objective will be addressed in the current study:

(1) to test short term (3 day) effects of combinations of polyphenols (supplements of EGCG either in combination with resveratrol or with resveratrol and genistein) to affect systemic lipolysis and fat oxidation during overnight fasted conditions and after ingestion of a high fat meal in overweight subjects

Condition Intervention
Obesity, Insulin Sensitivity, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Dietary Supplement: Comparison of different combinations of polyphenols with respect to effects on fat oxidation

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: Dietary Polyphenols as Modulators of Lipid Oxidation and Mitochondrial Function in Overweight Volunteers

Further study details as provided by Maastricht University Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • postprandial fat oxidation [ Time Frame: 3 days ]

    3 day supplementation of different combinations of polyphenols in a randomised crossover design in healthy overweight volunteers.

    At the end of each supplementation period, postprandial fat oxidation is measured

Enrollment: 18
Study Start Date: February 2011
Study Completion Date: November 2013
Primary Completion Date: October 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: EGCG and resveratrol Dietary Supplement: Comparison of different combinations of polyphenols with respect to effects on fat oxidation
EGCG, resveratol and genistein
Experimental: EGCG, resveratrol and genistein Dietary Supplement: Comparison of different combinations of polyphenols with respect to effects on fat oxidation
EGCG, resveratol and genistein
Placebo Comparator: placebo Dietary Supplement: Comparison of different combinations of polyphenols with respect to effects on fat oxidation
EGCG, resveratol and genistein


Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • overweight men and women (BMI≥25kg/m2- 29.9 kg/m2), aged 30-70 years, Caucasian, normal fasting glucose (< 6.1 mmol/L) and blood pressure (systolic blood pressure 100-140 mmHg, diastolic blood pressure 60-90 mmHg), weight stable in last 3 months (± 2kg). Exclusion criteria:

Exclusion Criteria:

  • women lactating, pregnant or (post)menopausal, regular smokers, people with intensive fitness training, eg. athletes (≥ 3 per week ≥ 1 hour training), habitual consumption of green tea (more than 1 cup per day) or products containing green tea extract, total caffeine consumption > 300 mg/day, alcohol intake >20 g/day, any dietary vitamins or dietary supplements, diabetes mellitus (defined as FPG ≥ 7.0 mmol/l and/or 2hPG ≥ 11.1 mmol/l); serious pulmonary, cardiovascular, hepatic or renal disease : history of cardiovascular disease, all other relevant medical disorders that potentially interfere with this trial, current use of medication interfering with study intervention or interfering with study endpoints/hypotheses.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01302639

Maastricht University
Maastricht, Netherlands, 6200 MD
Sponsors and Collaborators
Maastricht University Medical Center
Alpro Foundation
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Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Maastricht University Medical Center Identifier: NCT01302639     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MEC 10-03-032.7
Study First Received: February 22, 2011
Last Updated: September 8, 2014

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Insulin Resistance
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Antirheumatic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Antineoplastic Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Protective Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors
Antimutagenic Agents
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