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This study evaluates the efficacy of a multidisciplinary intervention (diet, exercise, motivational support and homeopathy or placebo) for overweight and obesity in Mexican adolescents. Half of study participants will receive the multidisciplinary intervention plus Calcarea carbonica ostrearum, a homeopathic medicine, while the other half will receive the same multidisciplinary intervention plus placebo.

Clinical Trial Description

Overweight and obesity in children and adolescents are a major public health issue in Mexico. Whilst many factors (genetic, cultural, socioeconomic and environmental) contribute to develop obesity during childhood, a multidisciplinary intervention (nutritional, behavioral and exercise) is the best approach to improve weight loss. In Mexico, the use of homeopathy for obesity is widespread. Although there are some homeopathic medicines used for obese individuals, there is a lack of well-designed clinical trials to demonstrate its efficacy in weight loss. Calcarea carbonica ostrearum is a homeopathic mineral medicine. Previously, it has been demonstrated that Calcarea carbonica has an effect in reducing the percentage of fat in adolescents.

Therefore, a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, parallel, superiority trial with a 3 month study duration, will be conducted to prove the efficacy and safety of Calcarea carbonica ostrearum in reducing weight, body mass index (BMI) and fat percentage, as well as, to prove its effect on the lipid profile, fasting serum glucose, glycosylated hemoglobin and insulin. ;

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NCT number NCT03945396
Study type Interventional
Source Hospital Juarez de Mexico
Contact Emma Macías-Cortés, MD,PhD
Phone +52 1 5519165947
Status Recruiting
Phase Phase 2
Start date May 6, 2019
Completion date December 30, 2020

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