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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Metabolic Syndrome
and you are
between 35 and 65
years old
This is a second phase trial assessing
efficacy and side effects of the new treatment.
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The purpose

In Mexico, obesity is a major public health problem. In recent years he has presented a considerable increase in the population. As a result, it has triggered a proportional increase in the incidence of cardiovascular disease and the development of Metabolic Syndrome (METS). Abdominal obesity is one of the main components of METS which is generally associated with insulin resistance / hyperinsulinemia. This is influenced both by the subcutaneous adipose tissue as visceral adipose tissue. There is evidence that the visceral fat has an important bearing on many factors of METS, like: glucose intolerance, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and insulin resistance. For management it requires a multidisciplinary approach, including changes in lifestyle, psychological and nutritional intervention as well as pharmacological and non-pharmacological support. Among non-pharmacological therapies, there is recently the use of Conjugated Linoleic Acid (ACL) and leucine where in its assigned properties include weight reduction, anti-atherogenic , hypocholesterolemic and immunostimulant effect and anticarcinogenic properties. Regarding weight reduction dominates the mechanism of action anti-lipolytic effect. But, studies are needed to link this consumption with the increase or decrease on visceral fat in individuals with METS.

Provided treatments

  • : Conjugated linoleic acid/Leucine
  • Drug: Metformin
  • : Placebo of ACL/Leucine
  • Other: Placebo of Metformin

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT02629627. The sponsor of the trial is Centro Universitario de Ciencias de la Salud, Mexico and it is looking for 104 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Effect of the Administration of Conjugated Linoleic Acid / Leucine Plus Metformin on Visceral Fat in Patients With Metabolic Syndrome