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Daily Caloric Restriction and Intermittent Fasting in Overweight and Obese Adults With Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease

The proposed research will determine the feasibility of delivering two behavioral weight loss interventions for 12 weeks in adults with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) who are overweight or obese. The study will also compare these two interventions in terms of safety, acceptability, and tolerability. Last, this pilot trial will provide initial insight into biological changes with each of the two weight loss interventions.

Behavioral: Weight Loss

Participation Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Aged 18-65 years
  • ADPKD diagnosis based on the modified Pei-Ravine criteria
  • BMI 27-45 kg/m^2
  • Normal renal function with an estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) >60 mL/min/1.73 by the CKD-EPI
  • equation
  • No plans for extended travel (>2 weeks) during the intervention period
  • Not currently participating in another interventional study or weight loss program
  • Ability to provide informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Diabetes mellitus (diagnosis or fasting glucose >126 mg/dL or Hemoglobin A1C >6.5%)
  • Current nicotine use or history of use in the past 12 months
  • Alcohol or substance abuse (self-report or undergoing treatment)
  • History of hospitalization or major surgery within the last 3 months
  • Untreated dyslipidemia (low density lipoprotein cholesterol > 190 mg/dL or triglycerides >400 mg/dL)
  • Uncontrolled hypertension (systolic blood pressure > 160 or diastolic blood pressure >100 mm Hg)
  • Pregnancy, lactation, or unwillingness to use adequate birth control
  • Cardiovascular disease, peripheral vascular disease, cerebrovascular disease, significant pulmonary or gastrointestinal disease (described below), cancer (within the last 5 years, except skin cancer or other cancers considered cured with excellent prognosis)
  • Abnormal resting electrocardiogram (ECG): serious arrhythmias, including multifocal PVC’s, frequent PVC’s (defined as 10 or more per min), ventricular tachycardia (defined as runs of 3 or more successive PVC’s), or sustained atrial tachyarrhythmia; 2nd or 3rd degree A-V block, QTc interval > 480 msec or other significant conduction defects
  • Significant gastrointestinal disorders including: chronic malabsorptive conditions, peptic ulcer disease, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, chronic diarrhea, or active gallbladder disease
  • Significant pulmonary disorders including: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, interstitial lung disease, cystic fibrosis, or uncontrolled asthma
  • Regular use of prescription or over-the-counter medications that may affect weight, appetite, food intake, or energy metabolism (e.g. appetite suppressants, lithium, stimulants, anti-psychotics, tricyclic antidepressants; Study M.D. will be consulted as needed; antibiotics started during the intervention period are not an exclusion); regular use of obesity pharmacotherapeutic agents within the last 6 month
  • History of clinically diagnosed eating disorder including anorexia nervosa, bulimia, binge eating disorder
  • Weight loss >5% in past 3 months for any reason except post-partum weight loss; weight gain >5% in past 3 months requires assessment by PI to determine reason for weight gain and if it is appropriate for the subject to participate in the study.
  • Untreated hyper- or hyperthyroidism (TSH outside of normal range for laboratory or history of uncontrolled thyroid disorder). History of thyroid disorder or current thyroid disease treated with stable medication regimen for at least 6 months in acceptable.
  • Current severe depression or history of severe depression within the previous year, based on DSM-IV-TR criteria for Major Depressive Episode.
  • History of other significant psychiatric illness (e.g. psychosis, schizophrenia, mania, bipolar disorder) which in the opinion of the Study MD would interfere with ability to adhere to dietary interventions.
    Contact Information:

Kristen L Nowak, Ph.D., MPH

Beverly Farmer