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Research Study Summary

Study of Genetic and Dietary Effects on Diabetes and Heart Disease Study


Fructose is a sugar consumed in large amounts by Americans. It is rapidly taken up by the liver and changed into fats called triglycerides by a process called de novo lipogeneis. Over time, increased fat in the liver and bloodstream may increase the chances of diabetes and heart disease.

As a group, people with ancestors from South Asia have high rates of heart attacks and diabetes when they move from the country to the city and eat differently. We will test whether healthy, lean South Asians make more fat from sugar compared to Caucasians who have a much lower risk of these health problems. If they do, they may especially benefit from reducing the amount of fructose in the diet.

Patient Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18-35 years old
  • South Asian or Caucasian ancestry
  • Normal weight (body mass index <25)
  • Not taking any medications or have any illnesses
  • Non-smoking

Patient Exclusion Criteria:

  • 36 years of age and older
  • Body weight index greater than 25
  • LOn Medication
  • Smoking

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CW ID: 182148
Date Last Changed: July 18, 2013

Clinical Trial Snapshot

Both Male and Female
18 to 35 Years
Overall Status
Facility Type


Darwin Bernardez, Research Coordinator
The Rogosin Institute
New York Presbyterian Hospital Clinical Research Center
525 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10021
Phone: 646-962-8313

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The Rogosin Institute

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