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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Overweight/Obese Women
and you are
between 18 and 45
years old
The phase for this study is not defined.
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The purpose

Individuals have a significant capacity to adapt to different environments by changing their core metabolic pathways. This adaptation is especially important in regards to diet. Epidemiological research over the last several decades have shown that diets high in saturated fats have a greater ability to cause insulin resistance and the 'metabolic syndrome' while diets low in saturated fats (or a so called 'Mediterranean Diet), reduces the risk for cardiovascular disease. In humans, experimental diets high in unsaturated fats, as compared to high carbohydrate or high saturated fat diets, result in increased insulin sensitivity and improved lipid profiles. In this application, the investigators propose to systematically assess the effects of two diets enriched in either saturated or unsaturated fatty acids and determine the cellular and molecular mechanisms of the apparent increase in insulin sensitivity. The investigators hypothesize that individuals will 'adapt' to the different diets and the investigators will be able to generate predictive alterations in gene expression and metabolites that underlie the alterations in metabolism. In parallel, the investigators will test the ability of these different diets to affect the release of gastrointestinal hormones that may be critical to modulation of appetite.

Provided treatments

  • Other: High Fat Diet

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT01451970. The sponsor of the trial is University of Michigan and it is looking for 40 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Assessing the Effects of Two Diets Enriched in Either Saturated or Unsaturated Fatty Acids to Determine the Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms in Insulin Sensitivity