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Cardiovascular Risk Factor clinical trials at UC Health
8 in progress, 6 open to new patients

  • A Study of the Effect of Orange Juice or Sugar-Sweetened Beverages on Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

    “In this study, the study team will provide meals and either sugar-sweetened beverages or orange juice.”

    open to eligible people ages 18-50

    The objectives of this proposal are to address the gaps in knowledge regarding the metabolic effects of consuming orange juice, the most frequently consumed fruit juice in this country, compared to sugar-sweetened beverage.

    at UC Davis

  • A Study of the Effects of Intermittent Fasting on Energy, Hormones, Body Composition, and Performance in Male Runners

    “The study team hopes to learn more about how time restricted eating affects performance and health in male runners.”

    open to eligible males ages 20-40

    This is a cross-over intervention study designed to evaluate how four weeks of time restricted feeding (16 hours fasting and 8 hours feeding), compared to four weeks of a more traditional eating pattern (12 hours fasting and 12 hours feeding), affects resting energy expenditure, subjective and biochemical markers of satiety and hunger, body composition, cardiovascular health, substrate utilization and fitness in male competitive runners.

    at UC Davis

  • Activity Trackers for Improving BP

    open to eligible people ages 12-30

    The study aims to determine if use of physical activity trackers coupled with provider feedback will increase awareness of young adults of their physical fitness and improve blood pressure levels. The goal of this pilot study is feasibility, with a secondary goal of examining potential effect sizes for planning purposes for a larger randomized controlled trial.

    at UCSF

  • Assessment of a New Food Product in Metabolically at Risk Children

    open to eligible people ages 9-13

    The current study conducted will lend toward the optimization of the development of a food product that will promote a shift towards improved metabolic health. Specifically, this trial will determine the optimal level of protein needed to elicit positive changes in markers of inflammation, metabolic and micronutrient status, hepatic lipid metabolism, vascular function, and the relationship of these changes to the metabolome in school aged children (9 - 13 years of age).

    at UC Davis

  • Habitual Diet and Avocado Trial

    open to eligible people ages 25 years and up

    The Habitual Diet and Avocado Trial will evaluate the effects of providing one avocado per day for recommended consumption over a 6 month period in a cohort of approximately 1000 free-living participants with increased waist circumference in comparison with a control group that will maintain their habitual diets. Participants will be recruited and screened at 4 clinics in 4 locations: Pennsylvania State University; Loma Linda University; UCLA, and Tufts University (250 per site).

    at UCLA

  • The Effect of Daily Mango Intake on Cardiovascular Health

    open to eligible females ages 50-70

    In the current proposal the investigators seek to evaluate the acute and short-term effects of mango intake on vascular and platelet function in postmenopausal women between 50 and 70 years old. Our aims are 1) to determine if two weeks of daily mango intake will result in favorable changes in measures of vascular function, as measured using peripheral arterial tonometry (PAT) and platelet reactivity, in overweight and obese postmenopausal women. 2) to determine if two weeks of daily mango intake will change the fermentation capacity of gut microbiota. Investigators hypothesize that the daily intake of 330 grams of mango (2 cups) will significantly increase PAT while reducing platelet aggregation after 2 hours and two weeks of daily intake.

    at UC Davis

  • Cigarette Harm Reduction With Scheduled Electronic Cigarette Use

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    This is an observational, crossover study that will be examine use behaviors, chemical exposures, and biological effects of SREC compared to TC use in subjects confined to a research ward setting.

    at UCSF

  • The Effects of a Mobile Health Intervention and Health Coach Text Messaging on Cardiovascular Risk of Older Adults

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    This study, "Fitness Intensive Therapy (Get FIT) to Promote Healthy Living in Older Adults", will test a mobile-health based intervention which includes use of a Fitbit activity tracker for 3 months, a smartphone application that tracks daily food intake, and one 45 minute counseling session to create personal goals and provide patient education by a health coach; versus Get FIT+ (the same items) plus personalized text messages focusing on participant's activity and nutrition progress as monitored in the app, from the health coach for 3 months. We will measure the impact on participant's diet, physical activity, clinical outcomes, psychosocial well-being, and engagement.

    at UC Irvine

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