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Investigating Brown Adipose Tissue Activation in Humans

Information source: Imperial College London
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on August 23, 2015
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Condition(s) targeted: Metabolic Diseases

Intervention: Glucagon (Drug); Saline (Drug)

Phase: N/A

Status: Recruiting

Sponsored by: Imperial College London

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
Waljit Dhillo, Principal Investigator, Affiliation: Imperial College London


The purpose of this study is to determine what can activate brown adipose tissue (BAT).

Clinical Details

Official title: Investigating Brown Adipose Tissue Activation in Humans

Study design: Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Subject), Primary Purpose: Basic Science

Primary outcome: BAT activation following glucagon or saline infusion

Detailed description: We will investigate different stimuli (i. e. hormones) to determine which can stimulate BAT.


Minimum age: 18 Years. Maximum age: N/A. Gender(s): Both.


Inclusion Criteria:

- aged >18 years

Exclusion Criteria:

- medical conditions

- recreational drug use

- participation in other trials within the preceding 2 months

- blood donation within 3 months of study participation

Locations and Contacts

Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom; Recruiting
Izzi-Engbeaya, Email: food@imperial.ac.uk
Waljit Dhillo, Principal Investigator
Additional Information

Starting date: July 2013
Last updated: May 28, 2015

Page last updated: August 23, 2015

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