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Testosterone and Weight Loss

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Mathis Grossmann, Austin Health Identifier:
First received: June 8, 2012
Last updated: June 3, 2016
Last verified: June 2016
The investigators hypothesise that testosterone therapy will synergize with dietary intervention to achieve weight loss. Obese men will receive diet, and be randomised to either testosterone therapy or placebo. Primary outcomes will be weight and body composition.

Condition Intervention Phase
Obesity in Men Drug: Testosterone Drug: placebo Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effect of Testosterone and Diet on Weight

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Further study details as provided by Mathis Grossmann, Austin Health:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • weight [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: April 2013
Study Completion Date: December 2015
Primary Completion Date: November 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: testosterone
against placebo
Drug: Testosterone
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Placebo Comparator: placebo Drug: placebo
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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • BMI >30

Exclusion Criteria:

  • contraindications to testosterone therapy
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01616732

Australia, Victoria
Austin Health
Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia, 3084
Sponsors and Collaborators
Austin Health
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Mathis Grossmann, Associate Professor, Austin Health Identifier: NCT01616732     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 04495
Study First Received: June 8, 2012
Last Updated: June 3, 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Testosterone enanthate
Testosterone undecanoate
Testosterone 17 beta-cypionate
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal
Antineoplastic Agents
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