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ALA on Glycemic Control in T2DM Participants

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified March 2016 by Vladimir Vuksan, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : March 8, 2016
Last Update Posted : March 8, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Vladimir Vuksan, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto

Brief Summary:
With the emerging worldwide epidemic of type 2 diabetes, dietary recommendations to improve diabetes management have been emphasized in the scientific community. Particular attention has been drawn to various benefits of replacing saturated fatty acids with unsaturated fatty acids. Alpha-linolenic acid, the only omega-3 fatty acid that is from plant sources, has been suggested by animal and cell studies to play a beneficial role in regulating blood glucose levels. However, human studies have been more inconsistent with their findings. The focus of this project is to investigate the evidence in the context of ALA and blood glucose parameters in participants with type 2 diabetes by conducting a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Dietary Supplement: Alpha-Linolenic Acid

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 200 participants
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: The Effect of Alpha-Linolenic Acid on Glycemic Control in Participants With Type 2 Diabetes
Study Start Date : December 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date : March 2016
Estimated Study Completion Date : March 2016

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Intervention Details:
  • Dietary Supplement: Alpha-Linolenic Acid
    Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials
    Other Name: ALA

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. HbA1c [ Time Frame: 1 month ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Fructosamine [ Time Frame: 1 month ]
  2. Fasting Blood Glucose [ Time Frame: 1 month ]
  3. Fasting Blood Insulin [ Time Frame: 1 month ]
  4. Glycated Albumin [ Time Frame: 1 month ]
  5. HOMA- IR [ Time Frame: 1 month ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Participants with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Controlled, randomized, clinical trials
  • Trials greater than one month
  • Focusing on ALA and T2DM participants
  • Viable endpoint data

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Non-human studies
  • Non-random treatment allocation
  • Less than 1 month
  • Lack of suitable control
  • Lack of endpoint data

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02701894

Sponsors and Collaborators
St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto
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Principal Investigator: Vladimir Vuksan, PhD St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto

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Responsible Party: Vladimir Vuksan, Research Scientist & Professor, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto Identifier: NCT02701894     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ALA and GC in T2D
First Posted: March 8, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 8, 2016
Last Verified: March 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases