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between 25 and 40
years old
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The purpose

Considering the high prevalence of obesity its comorbidities in Brazil and in the world, different therapeutic measures have been suggested. It is currently known that brown/beige adipose tissue plays an important role in body weight control and there is strong evidence that its activity is inversely associated with obesity and metabolic diseases. Recent studies have shown an important role foods and nutrients in the activation of brown/beige adipose tissue, almost exclusively in animal models. The benefits of monounsaturated fatty acids to metabolism have been described in several studies, however, the effects of consuming large amounts of olive oil in the activity of brown/beige adipose tissue in humans have not been explored. The aim of the study is to evaluate the impact of the consumption of large amounts of extra virgin olive oil in the activity of brown/beige adipose tissue in lean and obese humans. This will be a clinical trial with a total duration of 4 weeks. Obese and controls (normal weight) participants will undergo a dietary intervention for 4 weeks with extra virgin olive oil. Before and after the intervention period several data will be collected: dietary intake and physical activity data, evaluation of brown/beige adipose tissue (with 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography and magnetic resonance imaging - PET/RMI), assessment of body composition (DXA), lipid profile and inflammatory markers as well as hypothalamic inflammation (functional magnetic resonance imaging) and brown adipose tissue biopsies in a subsample of 20 participants. The data will be expressed as mean and standard deviation and the variables compared by the Student t test or ANOVA for repeated measures.

Provided treatments

  • : Extra virgin olive oil

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT03024359. The sponsor of the trial is University of Campinas, Brazil and it is looking for 45 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Effect of Monounsaturated Fatty Acids Consumption in Brown/Beige Adipose Tissue Activity in Human Adults