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Application of New Technologies and Tools to Nutrition Research (NutriTech)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01684917
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 13, 2012
Last Update Posted : October 27, 2016
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Imperial College London

Brief Summary:

The overall objective of the research is to develop new methods for studying the link between diet, health and disease.

The enquiry consists of two part. A metabolomic biomarker discovery study followed by a randomised controlled trial of moderate dietary induced weight loss.

A cohort of moderately overweight men and women will undergo a metabolomic study follow by randomised controlled trial of a healthy diet with a 20% energy restriction for a 12 week period. This intervention will improve the volunteer's body composition and reduce their risk of developing diabetes.

Extensive tests will be conducted before and after the dietary intervention using emerging technologies with current state-of-the-art methods. These tests will monitor the numerous physiological adaptations that have occurred on a gene, cell, organ and organismic level.

The study will, therefore, aim for a scientific breakthrough by developing a series of novel biological "markers" that can accurately determine an individual's health status.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Obesity Diabetes Behavioral: Metabolomic and Energy Intake Restriction Phase 3

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 74 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Application of New Technologies and Tools to Nutrition Research
Study Start Date : April 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : January 2016

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Life style advice
reduce energy intake by 20% less than estimated energy expenditure.
Behavioral: Metabolomic and Energy Intake Restriction
Metabolomic inquiry followed by a 12 week energy intake restriction
Other Names:
  • Energy restriction diet
  • Metabolomic

Active Comparator: UK background diet
Diet where energy intake will be matched with estimated energy expenditure.
Behavioral: Metabolomic and Energy Intake Restriction
Metabolomic inquiry followed by a 12 week energy intake restriction
Other Names:
  • Energy restriction diet
  • Metabolomic

Metabolomic inquiry
This inquiry took place prior to the randomized controlled trial and include 50 volunteers who will then be asked to volunteers of the weight loss study. Were randomly assigned to one of five different diets; red meat, fish, poultry, processed meat or a supplement and vegetarian option.
Behavioral: Metabolomic and Energy Intake Restriction
Metabolomic inquiry followed by a 12 week energy intake restriction
Other Names:
  • Energy restriction diet
  • Metabolomic




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Insulin sensitivity [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  2. Metabolomic biomarker discovery [ Time Frame: 3 day ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Body weight and composition [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  2. Adipocyte morphology, differentiation and signalling [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  3. Genome integrity (DNA methylation and telomere length) [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy overweight volunteers (body mass index (BMI) of 25-30 kg/m2)
  • Age between 50-65 years

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Weight change of ≥ 3kg in the preceding 3 months
  • Current smokers
  • Substance abuse
  • Excess alcohol intake
  • Pregnancy
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal disease e.g. inflammatory bowel disease or irritable bowel syndrome
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Have any metallic or magnetic implants such as pacemakers
  • Use of medications likely to interfere with energy metabolism, appetite regulation and hormonal balance, including: anti inflammatory drugs or steroids, antibiotics, androgens, phenytoin, erythromycin or thyroid hormones.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01684917


Locations
United Kingdom
Imperial College London
London, United Kingdom, W12 0NN
Sponsors and Collaborators
Imperial College London
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Gary S Frost Imperial College London