Last updated on November 2018

The Effects of Low Carbohydrate Diet on Liver Fat Content and Mitochondrial Fluxes


Brief description of study

The purpose of this study is to examine whether a low carbohydrate diet decreases hepatic lipid content and changes hepatic mitochondrial flux in humans.

Detailed Study Description

In this study, the investigators will examine whether a low carbohydrate diet will change hepatic lipid content and mitochondrial flux in humans. Before and after a low carbohydrate diet intervention, rates of hepatic mitochondrial flux will be assessed using positional isotopomer analysis of 3-13C-lactate during a 3 hour basal period. Rates of whole body ketogenesis will be determined using [13C4]-hydroxybutyrate, and whole body glucose metabolism will be measured using [2H7]glucose. Body composition will be determined with bioelectrical impedance; hepatic lipid content will be measured with MRS. Whole-body oxidation of lipids, carbohydrates and protein will be determined using indirect calorimetry.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03737071

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Biomedicum 2U

Helsinki, Finland
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