Muscle-Sparing Effect Of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) During a Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02427529|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 28, 2015
Last Update Posted : April 28, 2015
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|HCG||Drug: Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Drug: Placebo Other: Low calorie diet||Phase 1 Phase 2|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||59 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Double (Participant, Care Provider)|
|Official Title:||Muscle-Sparing Effect Of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) During a Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD)|
|Study Start Date :||May 2011|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||December 2012|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||December 2012|
Experimental: HCG Group
This group received daily subcutaneous injections of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin while eating a very low calorie diet of 500 calories per day.
Drug: Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
The addition of hormone to a daily low calorie diet to potentially aid in selective fat loss, or muscle-sparing.
Other Name: Pregnyl, Novarel
Other: Low calorie diet
Placebo Comparator: Saline/Placebo
This group received daily subcutaneous injections of saline while eating a very low calorie diet of 500 calories per day.
Other: Low calorie diet
- Weight loss achieved during a trial of HCG vs. Placebo and a very low calorie diet. [ Time Frame: 30 days ]Comparison of weight loss between the experimental and control group
- Muscle loss comparison between HCG and placebo group during a very low calorie diet. [ Time Frame: 30 days ]Lean body mass and muscle mass readings used to compare between experimental and control group.
- Fat loss comparison between HCG and placebo groups during a very low calorie diet. [ Time Frame: 30 days ]Fat mass readings used to compare between experimental and control groups.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02427529
|United States, New Jersey|
|Dr. Emma's Corporation|
|Colts Neck, New Jersey, United States, 07722|