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Oral Trehalose Therapy to Reverse Arterial Aging in Middle-Aged and Older Adults

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01575288
First Posted: April 11, 2012
Last Update Posted: December 11, 2015
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Colorado, Boulder
  Purpose
The proposed study will assess the ability of a naturally occurring sugar to improve the function of arteries with age. Overall, the proposed research project has the long-term potential to influence clinical practice guidelines by establishing a novel, easy to deliver, cost-effective therapy for treating age-associated arterial dysfunction and reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease with age.

Condition Intervention
Vascular Aging Drug: Placebo Drug: High-dose trehalose

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Oral Trehalose Therapy to Reverse Arterial Aging in Middle-Aged and Older Adults

Further study details as provided by University of Colorado, Boulder:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Arterial Stiffness [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
    Arterial pulse wave velocity

  • nitric-oxide mediated endothelium-dependent dilation [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
    flow-mediated dilation and forearm blood flow responses to acetylcholine in the presence and absence of N'-monomethyl-L-arginine


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Systemic oxidative stress and inflammation [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
    circulating markers of oxidative stress and inflammation

  • Endothelial cell oxidative stress and inflammation [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
    inflammatory and oxidative stress markers in biopsied vascular and arterial endothelial cells

  • Insulin sensitivity [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
    intravenous glucose tolerance test

  • Endothelial cell autophagic flux [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

Enrollment: 110
Study Start Date: May 2012
Study Completion Date: December 2015
Primary Completion Date: December 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: Maltose Drug: Placebo
100g maltose 1/day
Experimental: High-dose trehalose Drug: High-dose trehalose
100g 1/day

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years to 79 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • women must be postmenopausal
  • body mass index (BMI) <40 kg/m2
  • weight stable in the prior 3 months
  • absence of clinical disease as determined by medical history, physical examination, blood and urine chemistries, ankle-brachial index, and a graded exercise stress test with monitoring of blood pressure and 12-lead ECG
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01575288


Locations
United States, Colorado
University of Colorado, Boulder Clinical Translational Research Center
Boulder, Colorado, United States, 80309
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Colorado, Boulder
Investigators
Study Director: Rachelle E Kaplon, MS University of Colorado, Denver
Principal Investigator: Douglas R Seals, PhD University of Colorado, Denver
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: University of Colorado, Boulder
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01575288     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: B6310
First Submitted: April 6, 2012
First Posted: April 11, 2012
Last Update Posted: December 11, 2015
Last Verified: December 2015

Keywords provided by University of Colorado, Boulder:
arterial function
cardiovascular
aging
endothelial function
arterial stiffness
vascular function
Trehalose