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New York, New York 10021


The reason for doing this study is to learn whether raising a person's vitamin D level from below normal to normal levels will improve his or her body's ability to use sugar. Vitamin D is well known to be an important vitamin for the development and maintenance of bones. Recently, scientists have learned that vitamin D may have a role in the prevention of cancer, diabetes, and autoimmune diseases. The investigators are specifically interested in studying this question in the overweight/obese population as they are at greater risk for both vitamin D deficiency and impaired ability to metabolize sugar (glucose intolerance). Primary Hypotheses: Vitamin D repletion (increasing the serum 25(OH)D level from ≤ 20 ng/ml to ≥ 30 ng/ml) will improve insulin sensitivity in individuals who are overweight/obese and insulin resistant. Secondary Hypotheses: 1.Vitamin D repletion will improve biomarkers of cardiovascular risk and inflammation (directly altering macrophage cytokine production and/or indirectly as a result of improvement in insulin sensitivity.) 2.30,000 IU (0.25 mg) weekly of cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) will raise serum 25(OH)D levels from ≤ 20 ng/ml to ≥ 30 ng/ml overweight/obese population.


Inclusion Criteria: - Nonsmoking men and women, ages 18-65 - Body mass index (BMI) ≥ 28 kg/m² and within 10% of maximum weight - Serum 25(OH)D level ≤ 20 ng/ml - Serum insulin level ≥ 7.2 mU/l - Willingness to maintain current body weight for the duration of the study - Willingness to maintain baseline lifestyle activities and routines for the duration of the study - Willingness to avoid the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), including low-dose daily aspirin, for at least ten days prior to each admission (due to the potential effects of these agents on inflammatory markers.) - Willingness to avoid the use of all over-the-counter or prescription vitamins, dietary supplements, and herbal products during the study, with the exception of a basic multivitamin supplement. - If of childbearing potential, willingness to use highly effective contraception for the duration of the study. Exclusion Criteria: - Current tobacco smoking - History of bleeding or coagulation disorders - Gastrointestinal disease resulting in significant gastrointestinal dysfunction or malabsorption - History of diabetes, or diagnosed during screening OGTT - Current treatment with hypertensive medications - History of cardiovascular disease - Renal disease, as evidenced by a serum creatinine above the upper limit of normal on more than one screening visit - History of kidney stones - History of chronic hepatitis, or liver enzymes (AST or ALT) more than 2.5 times the upper limit of normal - Primary hyperparathyroidism or baseline hypercalcemia from any cause - Current treatment with over-the-counter or prescription weight loss medications, such as orlistat or sibutramine - History of bariatric surgery - Current treatment with any cholesterol-lowering medications, such as statins, niacin, fibrates, or ezetimibe - Blood pressure ≥ 145/90 after ten minutes of rest on more than one screen visit - Hyperthyroidism or untreated hypothyroidism. Subjects with chronic, treated, stable hypothyroidism may be included in the study at the discretion of the Principal Investigator. - Pregnancy, desired pregnancy, or lactation within the study period. - HIV, Hepatitis B and C - Medical conditions requiring daily calcium supplementation or antacid use - Use of medications known to interact with calcium or vitamin D metabolism (bisphosphonates, corticosteroids, thiazide diuretics, cholestyramine, colestipol, mineral oil, phenytoin, barbituates, dititalis glycosides, antacids) - Subjects with known hypersensitivity to cholecalciferol - Participation in an investigational drug study within one month of screening - History, physical, or laboratory findings suggestive of any other medical or psychological condition that would, in the opinion of the principal investigator, make the candidate ineligible for the study



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Principal Investigator
Allegra Grossman, MD
The Rockefeller University

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New York, New York 10021
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: February 04, 2019

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