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Obesity Clinical Trials

A listing of Obesity medical research trials actively recruiting patient volunteers. Search for closest city to find more detailed information on a research study in your area.


Found (123) clinical trials

Training Effects on Fuel Metabolism

Insulin resistance plays a critical role in the development of type 2 diabetes (T2DM), with skeletal muscle the largest site of insulin resistance in the human body. In sedentary humans, insulin resistance correlates with levels of intramyocellular lipid (IMCL) and lipid metabolites that adversely affect skeletal muscle glucose metabolism. However, ...

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PERFECT Project - Part 1 - Study 3

The objectives are to test the acute effects of different bagels containing pulse ingredients on: 1) post-prandial blood glucose, insulin and appetite for two hours, and 2) food intake two hours following consumption of pulse products. The investigators hypothesize that bagels containing pulse ingredients will lead to lower blood glucose, ...

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Effectiveness of Avapro in Obese Normotensive/Hypertensive African Americans

Using a crossover design, we will compare the effects of a placebo to an angiotensin II receptor antagonist on the urinary sodium excretion response in obese normotensive subjects and untreated hypertensive African-Americans subjects. We expect that the urinary sodium excretion response to angiotensin II receptor antagonist therapy will be less ...


Adverse Metabolic Effects of Dietary Sugar

Recent studies have demonstrated that consuming high fructose corn syrup (HFCS)- or sucrose-sweetened beverages increased lipid/lipoprotein risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) in healthy adults compared with iso-caloric amounts of glucose or low-fat milk. The longest of these studies, which utilized a 6-month intervention, also showed increased liver and muscle ...

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Cesarean Wound Closure in Women With BMI 40 or Greater

The study will screen and attempt to enroll pregnant women admitted to labor and delivery who have a BMI of 40 or greater. The participants will be randomized to receiving skin closure with subcuticular sutures or surgical staples if they undergo cesarean section. Either technique is currently standard of care. ...

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Impact of Body Weight and Weight Loss on Drug Bioavailability Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Metabolic Biomarkers

This study aims to 1. to investigate the relationship between body composition and the liver/intestine activity and expression of proteins (drug metabolizing enzymes, transporters and regulatory factors) important for drug bioavailability and disposition in the range from normal to morbid obesity (the combined gastric bypass and cholecystectomy groups) at baseline. ...

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The Effect of Brown Adipose Tissue Activation on Insulin Sensitivity in Humans

Recent findings document the presence of active brown adipose tissue (BAT) in humans. Cold exposure via adrenergic stimulation activates BAT, which combusts significant amounts of blood glucose and free fatty acid (FFA) to produce heat. Animal studies suggest that BAT activation improves insulin sensitivity. However, the effect of cold-induced BAT ...

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Early Changes of Diabetes Parameters After Obesity Therapy

Previous studies have shown, that laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB), and also laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) leed to a significant improvement of glucose metabolism and in many cases to a complete remission of diabetes type II in obese patients. It is still unclear which mechanisms underlie these changes. Since the ...

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Families Improving Together (FIT) for Weight Loss

The increasing rate of obesity has become a major public health concern with national reports indicating 40% of African American adolescents are now overweight/obese. Little is known about effective weight loss interventions in ethnic minority adolescents. However, research has shown that ethnic minorities attend fewer intervention sessions, have higher attrition ...

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Investigating the Use of Quercetin on Glucose Absorption in Obesity and Obesity With Type 2 Diabetes

Postprandial hyperglycemia and the resultant hyperinsulinemia contribute to the cardiovascular complications seen in obesity and in type 2 diabetes. Epidemiological studies suggest that slow absorption of carbohydrates dampens glucose and insulin peaks, and reduces cardiovascular morbidity. The polyphenol quercetin is the most abundant flavanoid in plant-derived foods, and is sold ...