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Plasma Lipid Response to Glucose Drink

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: NCT03435432
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 19, 2018
Last Update Posted : February 19, 2018
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University Health Network, Toronto

Brief Summary:
During dietary fat absorption, the gut packages the majority of the fats into lipid particles that are secreted into blood circulation. The gut is also capable of storing a considerable amount of fats that can be released at a later time upon receiving certain stimulus signals. One of the signals is glucose ingestion. This protocol examines blood lipid responses to a glucose drink. Participants drink a fatty formula and 5 hours later drink either a glucose solution or water (as control), in one of two randomized study visits. Blood lipid levels are monitored throughout the study period.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Hyperlipidemias Dietary Supplement: Glucose Dietary Supplement: Water Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Participants are recruited after obtaining informed consent. They first have a high fat liquid formula. 5 hours later, they drink 50 grams of glucose in 50 ml of water in one visit and 50 ml of water in another. The 2 visits are randomized. Blood samples are taken before and after they drink the high fat liquid formula, and continued until 3 hours after they drink glucose or water. Lipid levels in the blood samples are measured in the lab.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 6 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: Investigating the Molecular Mechanisms Underpinning Glucose Stimulated Release of Stored Enteral Lipid in Humans
Actual Study Start Date : March 10, 2016
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 16, 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : June 16, 2016

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Drug Information available for: Dextrose

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Glucose
50 grams of glucose in 50 ml water
Dietary Supplement: Glucose
Glucose drink

Placebo Comparator: Water
50 ml water
Dietary Supplement: Water

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Blood lipid responses to glucose drink [ Time Frame: 8 hours ]
    Blood lipid levels are measured after drinking a glucose solution

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Men and women, aged 18 to 60 years requiring endoscopy and duodenal biopsies for clinical indications, with no contraindications to the procedure, as judged by Dr. Bookman.
  • Body mass index 20 to 27 kg/m2

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with active inflammatory bowel disease
  • Patients with Celiac disease, exocrine pancreatic insufficiency or small bowel malabsorption
  • Patients with active bowel malignancy
  • Patients with diabetes mellitus or known/ suspected motility disorders of the gut
  • Patients with decompensated liver disease
  • Patients on ezetemibe or bile acid sequestrants
  • Unstable cardiac or respiratory disease
  • Any changes to medication in the preceding month.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03435432

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Canada, Ontario
Tornto General Hospital, UHN
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 1L7
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Health Network, Toronto
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Responsible Party: University Health Network, Toronto Identifier: NCT03435432    
Other Study ID Numbers: Glucose Plasma 15-9025
First Posted: February 19, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 19, 2018
Last Verified: January 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Lipid Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases