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Curcumin Supplement in Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT02908152
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified September 2016 by Dr Azita Hekmatdoost, National Nutrition and Food Technology Institute.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : September 20, 2016
Last Update Posted : September 20, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dr Azita Hekmatdoost, National Nutrition and Food Technology Institute

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of curcumin supplement on metabolic factors and hepatic fibrosis in nonalcoholic fatty liver patients with type 2 diabetes. Subjects will participate in 3 month, two group, randomized intervention, where one group (n=25) will take 1.5g/d curcumin and the other group (n=25) will take a placebo to compare differences in outcomes between the two groups.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Type 2 Diabetes Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Dietary Supplement: curcumin Dietary Supplement: placebo Phase 2 Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 50 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effect of Curcumin Supplement on Metabolic Factors and Hepatic Fibrosis in Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Patients With Type 2 Diabetes
Study Start Date : February 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date : July 2017
Estimated Study Completion Date : October 2017

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: curcumin
Dietary Supplement: curcumin

1500 mg

1 capsule / day for 12 weeks

Placebo Comparator: placebo Dietary Supplement: placebo

1500 mg

1 capsule / day for 12 weeks

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Hepatic steatosis [ Time Frame: [12 weeks] ]
    measured by CAP score using Fibroscan

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Glucose [ Time Frame: [12 weeks] ]
  2. HBA1C [ Time Frame: [12 weeks] ]
  3. ALT [ Time Frame: [12 weeks] ]
  4. AST [ Time Frame: [12 weeks] ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient diagnosed with type 2 diabetes based on ADA definition or who only take oral antidiabetic drug;
  • CAP score >263.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Taking any kind of antibiotics two weeks before recruitment;
  • History of alcohol consumption;
  • pregnancy or lactation;
  • Professional athletes;
  • Other liver disease (viral/etc);
  • High dose synthetic estrogens, methotrexate, amiodarone, steroids, chloroquine, immunosuppressive drugs;
  • A history of Cardiovascular disease;
  • Renal disease, Celiac disease, Cirrhosis;
  • History of Upper GI surgery;
  • A history of hypothyroidism or Cushing's syndrome;
  • History of drug dependence;
  • Body mass index (BMI) ≥35 kg/m2;
  • A restrictive diet or weight change ≥ 5 kg during the 3months prior to study;
  • Any change in treatment with oral hypoglycemic; anti hypertensive and antilipid agents during the study;
  • Use of weight loss medications.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02908152

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Iran, Islamic Republic of
Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Nutrition and Food Technology Institute
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Responsible Party: Dr Azita Hekmatdoost, Principal Investigator, National Nutrition and Food Technology Institute Identifier: NCT02908152    
Other Study ID Numbers: 467
First Posted: September 20, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 20, 2016
Last Verified: September 2016
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Enzyme Inhibitors
Fatty Liver
Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Liver Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Antirheumatic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action