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Nashville, Tennessee 37232


Determine the effect of aldosterone on how the body handles glucose (sugar).

Study summary:

Determine the effect of aldosterone on glucose metabolism in humans.


Inclusion Criteria: 1. Ambulatory subjects, 18 to 70 years of age, inclusive 2. For female subjects, the following conditions must be met: a postmenopausal status for at least 1 year, or b status-post surgical sterilization, or c if of childbearing potential, utilization of adequate birth control and willingness to undergo urine beta-hcg testing prior to drug treatment and on every study day 3. Metabolic Syndrome as defined by the presence of > 3 of the following: a Systolic Blood Pressure > 130 mm Hg OR Diastolic Blood Pressure > 85 mm Hg. b Glucose Intolerance (Fasting Plasma Glucose > 100 mg/dL) c Increased triglyceride level > 150mg/dL (1.7mmol/L) d Decreased levels of HDL cholesterol For males, less than 40 mg/dL For females, less than 50 mg/dL e Waist circumference For males, greater than 40 inches (102 cm) For females, greater than 35 inches (89 cm). Exclusion Criteria: 1. Previously diagnosed Type I Diabetes , or the use of anti-diabetic medication. Subjects with type II diabetes not on medication will be allowed to participate if fasting blood glucose is <200mg/dL. 2. Prior allergies to medications used in the study protocol (e.g. L-arginine, potassium chloride). 3. Screening plasma potassium <3.5 mmol/L or use of chronic potassium supplements for the treatment of hypokalemia 4. Use of hormone replacement therapy 5. If on statin therapy for hypercholesterolemia, a change in dose within the past 6 months. 6. Breast-feeding 7. Cardiovascular disease such as prior myocardial infarction, presence of angina pectoris, significant arrhythmia, congestive heart failure (LV hypertrophy acceptable), deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, second or third degree heart block, mitral valve stenosis, aortic stenosis or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy 8. Treatment with anticoagulants 9. History of serious neurologic disease such as cerebral hemorrhage, stroke, seizure, or transient ischemic attack 10. History or presence of immunological or hematological disorders 11. Diagnosis of asthma requiring use of inhaled beta agonist >1 time per week 12. Clinically significant gastrointestinal impairment that could interfere with drug absorption 13. Impaired hepatic function [aspartate amino transaminase (AST) and/or alanine amino transaminase (ALT) >2.0 x upper limit of normal range] 14. Impaired renal function [estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) of <60ml/min] as determined by the four-variable Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD) equation, where serum creatinine (Scr) is expressed in mg/dl and age in years: 15. eGFR <60 ml/min 16. Hematocrit <35% 17. Any underlying or acute disease requiring regular medication which could possibly pose a threat to the subject or make implementation of the protocol or interpretation of the study results difficult, such as arthritis treated with non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs 18. Treatment with chronic systemic glucocorticoid therapy (more than 7 consecutive days in 1 month) 19. Treatment with lithium salts 20. History of alcohol or drug abuse 21. Treatment with any investigational drug in the 1 month preceding the study 22. Mental conditions rendering the subject unable to understand the nature, scope and possible consequences of the study 23. Inability to comply with the protocol, e.g., uncooperative attitude, inability to return for follow-up visits, and unlikelihood of completing the study



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
James M Luther, MD
Vanderbilt University

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Location Contact:

Nashville, Tennessee 37232
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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