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Evaluation of Intra-Abdominal Fat Contents in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Using a Novel Non-Invasive Method of Bioelectric Impedance

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City:   Boston
State:   Massachusetts
Zip Code:   02215
Conditions:   Obesity - Type 2 Diabetes - Metabolic Syndrome
Purpose:   The main aim of this study is to compare 2 different measurements of visceral fat that can be easily used in clinical practice (waist circumference versus bioelectric impedance) in relation to known risk factors of coronary artery disease in a large cohort of patients with type 2 diabetes and with a BMI range between 20-45 kg/m2
Study Summary:  
Criteria:   Inclusion Criteria: - Established type 2 diabetes - Age 18 - 80 - Body mass index (BMI) between 20-45 Kg/m2. - Willing to undergo laboratory and anthropometric assessments. Exclusion Criteria: - The study will not include women who are pregnant, or are not using reliable birth control methods or who they think that they might be pregnant due to potential risk of fetal affection. - Subjects with known malignancy, treated or untreated will be excluded (except treated skin melanoma). - Subjects with major psychological problems or a major eating disorder will be excluded. - Subjects with heart Pacemaker or any other electronic devices attached to their body will be excluded. - Subjects with confirmed type 1 diabetes or positive anti GAD antibodies test will be excluded
NCT ID:   NCT01283113
Primary Contact:   Principal Investigator
Osama Hamdy, M.D.
Joslin Diabetes Center

Adham Abdel Mottalib, M.D.
Phone: (617) 455-8132
Backup Contact:   Email:
Osama Hamdy, M.D.
Phone: (617) 309-2726
Location Contact:   Boston, Massachusetts 02215
United States

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Site Status: Recruiting

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Date Processed:   April 18, 2014
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