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Effect of Cabergoline on Weight and Glucose Tolerance

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: July 15, 2011
Last Update Posted: October 14, 2015
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Judith Korner, Columbia University

The aim of this study is to determine the efficacy of cabergoline, a long-acting dopamine receptor agonist, on body weight and blood glucose in healthy obese adults.

This is a randomized double-blind placebo controlled study. Twenty subjects each will be randomly assigned either placebo or cabergoline for 16 weeks.

The effect of treatment on body weight and blood glucose and insulin levels will be compared in the treatment versus the placebo arm.

Condition Intervention Phase
Body Weight Impaired Glucose Tolerance in Obese Drug: Cabergoline Other: placebo Phase 1 Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Official Title: Randomized Controlled Pilot Study of the Effect of Cabergoline on Body Weight and Glucose Tolerance in Healthy Obese Adults

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Further study details as provided by Judith Korner, Columbia University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • body weight [ Time Frame: 16 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • glucose [ Time Frame: 16 weeks ]

Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: April 2002
Study Completion Date: July 2011
Primary Completion Date: September 2003 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: placebo
placebo pill
Other: placebo
1 pill twice weekly
Active Comparator: cabergoline
cabergoline pill
Drug: Cabergoline
cabergoline 0.5 mg twice weekly


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 55 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age 18 - 55 years
  • BMI 30 -40

Exclusion Criteria:

  • diabetes,
  • clinically significant medical condition,
  • use of medications that effect blood glucose or body weight
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01395602

United States, New York
Columbia University
New York, New York, United States, 10032
Sponsors and Collaborators
Columbia University
Principal Investigator: Judith Korner, MD, PHD Columbia University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Judith Korner, Associate Professor of Medicine, Columbia University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01395602     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IRB #13952
First Submitted: July 14, 2011
First Posted: July 15, 2011
Last Update Posted: October 14, 2015
Last Verified: October 2015

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Body Weight
Glucose Intolerance
Signs and Symptoms
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents
Antiparkinson Agents
Anti-Dyskinesia Agents
Dopamine Agonists
Dopamine Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Physiological Effects of Drugs