Last updated on May 2018

YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program for the Treatment of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)


Brief description of study

This study is for men and women have been diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and will consequently participate in the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program.

Detailed Study Description

This study is for men and women who participate in the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program (YMCA's DPP) and have been diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). There will be no administration of study drug. The purpose of this study is to see if participation in the YMCA's DPP will result in weight loss and improvement in the liver in patients with fatty liver disease.

Eligible participants will visit Weill Cornell Medical College's Gastroenterology and Hepatology clinic to review their medical history, physical examination, complete a survey, and conduct imaging tests (FibroScan, ultrasound, DEXA scan) for their baseline visit. Blood will be collected as part of standard practice. An additional blood sample will be collected for storage. Subjects will complete 9 out of 16 weekly sessions. The YMCA's program will be conducted at Weill Cornell Medical College Gastroenterology and Hepatology Division.

Participants will be in the YMCA program for about 1 year and an additional 1 year in the long-term follow-up for data collection.

Participants will be compensated for their time.

Key eligibility criteria:

  1. Men and women over 18 years of age.
  2. Diagnosed with Non-alcoholic Fatty liver disease.
  3. Detailed eligibility reviewed when contacting the study team.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03512184

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Marlene Feron-Rigodon, RN

Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, NY United States
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Recruitment Status: Open


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