Trial record 13 of 98 for:    "Resveratrol"

Effects of High-Dose Resveratrol in Non-Diabetic Obese Males

This study has been completed.
National Medical Research Council (NMRC), Singapore
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Goh Kian Peng, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital Identifier:
First received: September 17, 2014
Last updated: September 19, 2014
Last verified: September 2014

The primary aim of our study was to examine the effects of two weeks of oral resveratrol on resting energy expenditure and insulin sensitivity in non-diabetic obese male subjects. Secondary variables included plasma lipid subfraction, blood pressure and glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c).

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: Resveratrol
Drug: Placebo
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effects of High-Dose Resveratrol on Resting Energy Expenditure and HOMA in Non-Diabetic Obese Males

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Further study details as provided by Khoo Teck Puat Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change from baseline in Resting Energy Expenditure via indirect calorimetry at 2 weeks [ Time Frame: 2 weeks (pre and post intervention) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Measured in Kcal/day using a metabolic cart

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change from baseline in insulin resistance via Homeostasis Model Assessment (HOMA) 2 calculator at 2 weeks [ Time Frame: 2 weeks (pre and post intervention) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Beta cell function, B (%),Insulin sensitivity, S (%), Insulin resistance, IR

  • Change from baseline in lipid subfractions at 2 weeks [ Time Frame: 2 weeks (pre and post intervention) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    LDL, HDL and triglycerides in mmol/L

  • Change from baseline in Blood pressure at 2 weeks [ Time Frame: 2 weeks (pre and post intervention) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Systolic and diastolic blood pressure in mmHg

  • Change from baseline in Glycated hemoglobin at 2 weeks [ Time Frame: 2 weeks (pre and post intervention) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    HbA1c in %

Enrollment: 36
Study Start Date: July 2009
Study Completion Date: October 2012
Primary Completion Date: October 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Sugar pill 1g tds for 2 weeks
Drug: Placebo
Sugar pill 1g tds for 2 weeks
Experimental: Resveratrol
Trans-resveratrol extract from Polygonum Cuspidatum 1g three times a day for 2 weeks
Drug: Resveratrol
1g tds 2 weeks
Other Name: Mega Resveratrol

Detailed Description:

Patients were recruited between July 2009 and July 2012 from a single hospital in Singapore. Eligible patients were Chinese males, aged between 21 and 55 years old, with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 kg/m2 or more and venous glucose of <7.0 and <11.1 mmol/L at 0 and 120 minutes respectively on oral glucose tolerance testing (OGTT) following a 12-hour fast. They must be willing to abstain from embarking on an exercise regime or ingesting large quantities of resveratrol-containing foods including alcohol during the study period.

The study was a randomized, double-blind, parallel group trial consisting of a screening visit, a two-week treatment period and a post-treatment visit.

Randomization was centrally performed during treatment assignment with a 2-digit reference code placed in sealed opaque envelopes maintained by the person responsible for the preparation of the intervention drug and placebo. Trans-resveratrol extract from Polygonum Cuspidatum (Mega Resveratrol, Danbury, USA) was used in the trial. The placebo was not distinguishable by color, form, or taste from the active drug. The randomization code was unblinded only after all predefined data were recorded.

Subjects were given 1g three times a day of either resveratrol or placebo for two weeks and instructed to abstain from foods with high resveratrol content during the entire duration of the trial. Compliance was determined by pill counting at the end of the trial period. Subjects in both arms were not allowed to commence on an exercise regimen or supplements during the study period. Subjects who dropped out of the trial would not be replaced. All variables were measured at baseline and at the end of the treatment period.

RMR was measured by indirect calorimetry using a breath-by-breath metabolic gas analyser via the face-mask method.

The investigators estimated that a sample size of 18 patients per group (Total N = 36) was needed to provide 80% power and two-sided 5% to detect a difference in a Cohen's effect size of 1.0 between the two groups.

All analyses were performed using SPSS 21.0 (IBM) with statistical significance set at p < 0.05 and with the percentage change from baseline as the unit of analysis. All data were analyzed according to the intention-to-treat principle. MANOVA was performed to compare the intervention and placebo groups for the unadjusted and adjusted p-values on the study variables of interest. Normal distribution was verified with the Kolmogorov-Smirnov test and data were presented as mean ± standard deviation (SD).


Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 55 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Ability to give informed consent
  • Obese Chinese Male
  • Age 21 to 55 yrs old
  • No diabetes mellitus
  • BMI of 30 kg/m2 or more during screening

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unwilling to abstain from ingesting large quantities of resveratrol-containing foods (eg. red wine, nuts)
  • Cancer diagnosis that is currently under treatment, is clinically detectable, or that has been treated within the past 5 years
  • Terminal disease or on palliative care
  • Current excessive alcohol intake (>21 units per week for men; 14 units per week for women)
  • Known diabetes mellitus
  • Past history of unexplained hypoglycemia
  • Past or current history of strokes
  • History of any grape allergy
  • On alternative or traditional medications
  • Treated with another investigational drug within last 6 months
  • Poorly controlled hypertension (SBP >/= 160 or DBP >/= 100) within last one month
  • ALT and/or AST > 1.5 times above upper limit of normal within last 6 months
  • GFR < 50 ml/min/1.73m2 (MDRD equation) within last 6 months
  • Staff of Department of Medicine, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT02247596

Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
Singapore, Singapore, 768828
Sponsors and Collaborators
Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
National Medical Research Council (NMRC), Singapore
Principal Investigator: Kian Peng Goh Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
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Responsible Party: Goh Kian Peng, PI, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital Identifier: NCT02247596     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2009/00454
Study First Received: September 17, 2014
Last Updated: September 19, 2014
Health Authority: Singapore: Health Sciences Authority

Keywords provided by Khoo Teck Puat Hospital:
insulin resistance
energy expenditure

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Anticarcinogenic Agents
Antimutagenic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Antirheumatic Agents
Central Nervous System Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Hematologic Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors
Protective Agents
Sensory System Agents
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