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Does Cold Provocation Increase Brown Adipose Tissue Volume?

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01797328
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 22, 2013
Results First Posted : April 25, 2017
Last Update Posted : April 25, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Fredrik H Nystrom, University Hospital, Linkoeping

Brief Summary:
About 28 healthy subjects are randomized to 1 hour/day of coldprovocation or to the best of ability to avoid feeling cold, for 6 weeks. Basal metabolic rate and magnetic resonance (for determination of brown adipose tissue volume) imaging are performed before and after the study.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Brown Adipose Tissue, Human Procedure: cold arm Procedure: warm arm

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 28 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: Study of the Effects of Temperature on Amount of Brown Adipose Tissue in Humans
Study Start Date : February 2013
Primary Completion Date : May 2015
Study Completion Date : June 2015

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: cold provocation
cold arm
Procedure: cold arm
1 hour/day of cold provocation of such an extent that it is unpleasant but does not cause shivering
Active Comparator: to avoid feeling cold
warm arm
Procedure: warm arm
To the best of ability avoid feeling cold during 6 weeks

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Brown Adipose Tissue, Absolute Volume [ Time Frame: Baseline and 6 week ]
    Sub-clavicular brown adipose tissue volume by magnetic resonance imaging (liters)

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria: healthy subjects -

Exclusion Criteria: any significant disease, ot other conditions that interferes with magnetic resonance imaging

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Faculty of Health Science, Linköping
Linköping, Sweden, 58185
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Linkoeping

Responsible Party: Fredrik H Nystrom, Professor, MD, Head of internal medicine, University Hospital, Linkoeping
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01797328     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Nystrom_koldstudie
Dnr2013/41-32 ( Other Identifier: Linkoping review board, Sweden )
First Posted: February 22, 2013    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: April 25, 2017
Last Update Posted: April 25, 2017
Last Verified: April 2017

Keywords provided by Fredrik H Nystrom, University Hospital, Linkoeping:
brown adipose tissue, human