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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Sibutramine enhances insulin sensitivity ameliorating metabolic parameters in a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial|
|Abstract:||Aim: To assess the effect of sibutramine-assisted weight reduction program on insulin sensitivity and metabolic parameters in obese normal glucose tolerant individuals over a period of 24 weeks. Research Design and Methods: A double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel, prospective clinical trial was carried out at our medical centre. Forty female normal glucose tolerant patients, body mass index: 34.3 +/- 2.9 kg/m(2) and age: 41.1 +/- 9.9 (range: 19-58 years), were randomized to placebo or <LF>sibutramine, 10 mg once daily. Results: Seventeen patients from sibutramine group and 14 placebo had completed the study protocol. Significant weight change was seen in sibutramine (p < 0.01) (-5.6 kg or -6.1% vs. +0.9 kg or +1.1% in placebo). Insulin sensitivity enhanced in sibutramine group (K-itt: from 4.03 +/- 1.97 to 5.09 +/- 2.48%/min; p < 0.05). Homeostasis model assessment-IR (HOMA-IR) decreased from 7.8 +/- 6.9 to 5.6 +/- 4.5 (p < 0.05). HOMA-β also decreased from 508 +/- 381 to 374 +/- 256 (p < 0.05). No changes were observed in the placebo control group regarding insulin sensitivity or secretion. Concomitant reductions were observed in the sibutramine group in lipid parameters (triglycerides and high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol), uric acid and gamma-glutamyl transferase (p < 0.05). Conclusions: Sibutramine has demonstrated efficacy in reducing weight in non-diabetic women along with amelioration in insulin sensitivity and additional improvement in metabolic parameters.|
|Editor:||Blackwell Publishing Ltd|
|Appears in Collections:||Artigos e Materiais de Revistas Científicas - Unicamp|
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