Fertility and Cardiovascular Risk in Men With Metabolic Syndrome

  • End date
    Dec 31, 2024
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    University of Giessen
Updated on 19 November 2021


Men diagnosed with metabolic syndrome (MetS) including obesity, hypertension, dyslipidemia and infertility will be assessed for cardiovascular and diabetes risk. The eligible patient will be randomised to one-year life-style intervention program including nutritional, behavioural and exercise counselling or standard care by the general physician. The aim of the program is to reduce cardiovascular and diabetes risks and hypogonadism as well.

Condition Metabolic Disorders, metabolic syndrome x, Metabolic syndrome, Metabolic Syndrome, Metabolic disorder
Treatment Life style change and weight reduction
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT03977064
SponsorUniversity of Giessen
Last Modified on19 November 2021


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Inclusion Criteria

Age>18 years, wish for fatherhood in stable partnership, metabolic syndrome according to guidelines (minimum 3 out of 5 criteria), ready to participate in 1-yr lifestyle program

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Not conforming to MetS diagnosis criteria, sterilisation, promiscuous behaviour, contraindications against established medical or surgical treatment of obesity, participation in another weight-loss program
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