A Trial to Study the Effect of Vitamin D Supplementation on Glucose and Insulin Metabolism in Centrally Obese Men
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00347542
: July 4, 2006
Last Update Posted
: June 3, 2013
Sitaram Bhartia Institute of Science and Research
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dr Jitender Nagpal, Sitaram Bhartia Institute of Science and Research
The purpose of the study is to evaluate the change in glucose and insulin metabolism(early markers for development of diabetes) after 6 weeks of weekly Vitamin D supplementation. As vitamin D has been reported to be associated with lipid levels, CRP and blood pressure , we will also be measuring the changes in these variables.
Condition or disease
Diabetes Mellitus, Non-Insulin-DependentObesity
Drug: Vitamin D
Accumulating evidence suggests that serum Vitamin D levels may be inversely related to the prevalence of diabetes, to the concentration of glucose , insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome.These results have been replicated in patients at risk for diabetes with documentation of impairment in insulin secretion in Vitamin D deficient subjects. Therefore, vitamin D could be implicated in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes, by affecting either insulin sensitivity or ß cell function, or both. However, there is paucity of literature on the effect of Vitamin D supplementation on insulin resistance or glucose metabolism. As vitamin D has been reported to be associated with lipid levels, CRP and blood pressure , we will also be measuring the changes in these variables.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
35 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
≥35 years of age
Waist circumference ≥78 cm
Diabetic- Fasting Blood Sugar >126 mg/dl or on anti-diabetic medication