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Effects of CLA Supplements on Body Weight and Fat Oxidation

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00204932
First Posted: September 20, 2005
Last Update Posted: May 31, 2017
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Wisconsin, Madison
  Purpose
Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) is form of fat found in dairy foods, beef and other natural sources. When given to small animals, decreases of body fat have been noted.. Although weight loss is the best treatment for overweight and obesity, it is difficult to maintain the loss in the long term. Because of this, treatment emphasis has turned to small weight losses obtained through non-restrictive diets and prevention of weight regain. This is a study to determine if 6 months of consumption a purified form of CLA will result in greater loss of body fat than control and to determine whether CLA consumption increases total fat oxidation, which would help explain why the weight loss occurs.

Condition Intervention Phase
Obesity Drug: conjugated linoleic acid Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effects of CLA Supplements on Body Weight and Fat Oxidation

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Further study details as provided by University of Wisconsin, Madison:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Fat Mass [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    loss of fat mass, kg


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Total Fat Oxidation [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Blood chemistries and general well being


Enrollment: 53
Study Start Date: July 2004
Study Completion Date: January 2008
Primary Completion Date: January 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: CLA treatment
The group randomized to Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) treatment at 4 grams per day of 39% cis-9, trans-11 CLA; 39% trans-10, cis-12 CLA; and 22% safflower oil for 6 months
Drug: conjugated linoleic acid
4 grams per day of 39% cis-9, trans-11 CLA; 39% trans-10, cis-12 CLA, and 22% safflower oil for 6 months
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
The group randomized to control received 4 g/d of safflower oil.
Drug: conjugated linoleic acid
4 grams per day of 39% cis-9, trans-11 CLA; 39% trans-10, cis-12 CLA, and 22% safflower oil for 6 months

Detailed Description:
Subjects were screened and then underwent baseline evaluation. The substudy evaluation measured 24-h energy expenditure and substrate utilization by using a whole-room indirect calorimeter. Dietary fat oxidation was measured by mixing [1-13C]oleate and D31-palmitate into a breakfast meal and then collecting breath carbon dioxide and urine to measure the end products of oxidation. Subjects were then provided either 4 g/d of 78% active CLA isomers (3.2 g/d: 39.2% cis-9,trans-11 and 38.5% trans-10,cis-12) or 4 g/d of safflower oil placebo as 1-g gel capsule supplements. The baseline evaluations were repeated 6 mo later.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 44 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • BMI 25-29.9 kg/m2
  • Absence of a weight change of greater than 3 kg in the previous 6 months

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Presence of a physical limitation to walking exercise
  • Current or recent (6 months) enrollment in a commercial or self-prescribed weight loss program
  • A history of metabolic disease-ie. renal, endocrine, hepatic or gastrointestinal disease that would impact the outcome of the study
  • A history of a psychiatric or eating disorders Ÿ Presence of metal implants that would interfere with body composition analysis
  • Fasting plasma cholesterol >300mg/dl or triglycerides above 500 mg/dl.
  • Abnormal EKG
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00204932


Locations
United States, Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin, United States, 53706
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Investigators
Study Chair: Dale A Schoeller, PhD University of Wisconsin, Madison
Principal Investigator: Dale A Schoeller, PhD University of Wisconsin, Madison
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: University of Wisconsin, Madison
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00204932     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2004-0060
First Submitted: September 12, 2005
First Posted: September 20, 2005
Results First Submitted: August 4, 2011
Results First Posted: December 22, 2014
Last Update Posted: May 31, 2017
Last Verified: May 2017

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms