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Effect of "Nicotinamide Mononucleotide" (NMN) on Cardiometabolic Function (NMN)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT03151239
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : May 12, 2017
Last Update Posted : June 23, 2020
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Washington University School of Medicine

Brief Summary:
The purpose of the study is to understand the effect of the dietary supplement "Nicotinamide mononucleotide" on metabolic health in women.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Glucose Metabolism Disorders Dietary Supplement: NMN supplement Other: Placebo Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
This study is is looking at the effect of the dietary supplement "Nicotinamide mononucleotide" (NMN) on key cardiovascular and metabolic functions, specifically those that are important risk factors for diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Accordingly, the investigators will evaluate the effect of NMN on how well the hormone insulin works to control blood sugar. The investigators will also look at the effects of NMN on blood lipids; body fat and liver fat; and other blood, fat tissue and muscle tissue markers of cardiovascular (heart) and metabolic health. Data from studies conducted in rodents have shown that NMN supplementation has beneficial effects on cardiovascular and metabolic health, but this has not yet been studied in people.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 25 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: Effect of NMN (Nicotinomide Mononucleotide) Supplementation on Cardiometabolic Function
Actual Study Start Date : July 1, 2017
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 30, 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : May 30, 2021

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Placebo Comparator: Placebo Other: Placebo
Intervention will last at least 8 weeks in the form of two capsules.

Experimental: NMN supplementation Dietary Supplement: NMN supplement
Intervention will last at least 8 weeks in the form of two capsules (250 mg total).
Other Name: nicotinamide mononucleotide

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. To determine change in insulin sensitivity. [ Time Frame: at least 8 weeks ]
    This will be determined by observing skeletal muscle insulin sensitivity (assessed by using the hyperinsulinemic-euglycemic clamp procedure in conjunction with stable isotope tracer infusion).

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Ages Eligible for Study:   55 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Gender Based Eligibility:   Yes
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Postmenopausal women 55-75 years old
  • BMI 25.0-44.9 kg/m²
  • Fasting plasma glucose concentration ≥100 mg/dl, OGTT 2 hour glucose ≥ 140 mg/dl, HbA1C ≥5.7%, or HOMA-IR ≥2.5

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Diabetes
  • Premenopausal or menopause <1 year
  • Persons who have received hormone replacement therapy within the past 6 months
  • Persons who take vitamin B supplementation and are not willing to discontinue supplementation for 3 weeks before and during the entire study period.
  • Structured exercise: ≥75 min/wk of vigorous exercise (e.g., jogging, activity that causes heavy breathing and sweating) or ≥150 min/wk of low intensity physical activity (e.g., brisk walking).
  • Unstable weight (>3% change during the last 2 months before entering the study)
  • Significant organ system dysfunction or disease
  • Present cancer or history of cancer that has been in remission for <5 years
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Major psychiatric illness
  • Use of medications known to affect study outcome measures (e.g., steroid) or increase the risk of study procedures (e.g., anticoagulants) that cannot be temporarily discontinued for the study
  • Metal implants
  • Smokes cigarettes
  • Persons who consume >14 units of alcohol per week
  • Unable or unwilling to follow the study protocol or who, for any reason, is considered an inappropriate candidate for the study by the research team.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03151239

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United States, Missouri
Washington University School of Medicine
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, 63110
Sponsors and Collaborators
Washington University School of Medicine
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Principal Investigator: Samuel Klein, MD Washington University School of Medicine
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Responsible Party: Washington University School of Medicine Identifier: NCT03151239    
Other Study ID Numbers: 201701096
First Posted: May 12, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 23, 2020
Last Verified: June 2020

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Metabolic Diseases
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Vitamin B Complex
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs