The IFIS (Intermittent Fasting to Improve Insulin Secretion) study aims to investigate the effect of intermittent fasting on insulin secretion in people with prediabetes and diabetes and an increased risk of secondary diseases.
The study is being carried out at several locations across Germany.
Background of the study
Previous clinical studies have shown the beneficial effects of intermittent fasting on weight loss and metabolism. Now the effect of intermittent fasting on blood glucose metabolism and body fat content is to be examined in detail.
- Men and women between the ages of 18 and 70 years
- Elevated blood glucose levels, but not yet diabetes (prediabetes), or
- Newly manifested type 2 diabetes (diagnosis <5 years)
The duration of the study is approximately 6 weeks, during which the participants are either instructed to follow a standard diet or to lose weight according to the principle of intermittent fasting. A follow-up examination is planned after 6 months.
The participants will receive detailed metabolic examinations as well as scientifically based dietary counseling from specialist staff.
Prof. Dr. Andreas Fritsche, Prof. Dr. Reiner Jumpertz-von Schwartzenberg
Tübingen University Hospital
Phone: +49 (0)7071–2980687
Prof. Dr. Michael Roden, Prof. Dr. Robert Wagner
German Diabetes Center
Phone: +49 (0)211- 3382209
Dr. Stefan Kabisch
German Institut for Human Nutrition /
Phone: +49 (0)30-450 514 439
Dr. Olga Ramich
Phone: +49 (0)33200 88 2760
German Institut for Human Nutrition
Dresden University Hospital
Phone: +49 (0)351-458 11722
Dr. Gesine Flehmig
Leipzig University Hospital
Phone: +49 (0)341-97 20 728
Prof. Dr. Sebastian Meyhöfer, Dr. Leonie Dräger
Universität zu Lübeck
Phone: +49 (0)451 31017863
Dr. Kurt Rack
Technical University Munich
Phone: +49 (0)89-289 249 15
Dr. Stefan Kopf
Dr. Alba Sulaj
Phone: +49 (0)6221- 56-8606