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Pilot Study to Evaluate the Effect of Fasting and Refeeding on T-Cell Fate

This study is NOT currently recruiting participants.

Summary | Eligibility | Citations | Contacts

Summary

Number

16-H-0085

Sponsoring Institute

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Recruitment Detail

Type: Completed Study; data analyses ongoing
Gender: Male & Female
Min Age: 21
Max Age: 37

Referral Letter Required

Yes

Population Exclusion(s)

Children

Special Instructions

Currently Not Provided

Keywords

NLRP3 Inflammasome;
Sirtuin 3;
T-Cell Polarity;
Caloric Restriction;
Natural History

Recruitment Keyword(s)

None

Condition(s)

Asthma;
Inflammation

Investigational Drug(s)

None

Investigational Device(s)

None

Intervention(s)

None

Supporting Site

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Background:

Researchers want to better understand the body s immune response to calorie restriction. To do this, they are asking healthy volunteers to fast for 24 hours. Researchers will test immune response before and after fasting.

Objectives:

To explore the benefits of calorie restriction on immune health.

Eligibility:

Healthy volunteers ages 21 to 37 with a body mass index between 22 and 29.

Design:

Participants will be screened with medical history, physical exam, and blood tests.

Participants will visit NIH after an overnight fast. Their baseline immune response will be taken. They will give blood and urine samples. Then they will be given breakfast. This visit will take about 2 hours.

Participants will fast (not eat or drink anything except water) for the next 24 hours. They will return to NIH the next morning. Their immune response will be taken. They will give blood and urine samples. Then they will be given breakfast. Their immune response will be taken 3 hours later. They will give a blood sample. This visit will take about 4 hours.

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Eligibility

INCLUSION CRITERIA:

As this is a pilot study, the age-range and BMI range of subjects will be restricted to potentially reduce metabolic variables associated with a wide age- and BMI-range.

-Males and females between the ages of 21 and 37

-BMI greater than or equal to 22 and less than 30

EXCLUSION CRITERIA:

-Subjects with an acute or chronic illness as per history, on laboratory analysis or due to use of medications

-Subjects taking vitamins or supplements or any medications, except oral contraceptives, within 4 weeks of participation into this study

-BMI less than 22 or greater than or equal to 30

-Female subjects who are pregnant or lactating

-Subjects who have donated blood or participated in another clinical trial involving blood draws in the last 8 weeks

-Subjects who use nicotine products


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Citations:

Sack MN, Finkel T. Mitochondrial metabolism, sirtuins, and aging. Cold Spring Harb Perspect Biol. 2012 Dec 1;4(12). pii: a013102. doi: 10.1101/cshperspect.a013102.

Fontana L, Meyer TE, Klein S, Holloszy JO. Long-term calorie restriction is highly effective in reducing the risk for atherosclerosis in humans. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2004 Apr 27;101(17):6659-63. Epub 2004 Apr 19.

Fontana L, Partridge L. Promoting health and longevity through diet: from model organisms to humans. Cell. 2015 Mar 26;161(1):106-18. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2015.02.020.

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Contacts:

Principal Investigator

Referral Contact

For more information:

Michael N. Sack, M.D.
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)



Rebecca D. Huffstutler, C.R.N.P.
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
BG 10-CRC RM 5-1462
10 CENTER DR
BETHESDA MD 20814
(301) 594-1281
rebecca.huffstutler@nih.gov

Office of Patient Recruitment
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ccopr@nih.gov

Clinical Trials Number:

NCT02719899

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