IFIS

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.

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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. 

 

 

 

Suitable participants      

  • 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 <1 year) 

 

Study procedure

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.

Participating Clinics:

Tübingen
Prof. Dr. Andreas Fritsche
Tübingen University Hospital
Phone: 07071–2980687
stoffwechselnoSp@m@med.uni-tuebingen.de


Düsseldorf
Prof. Dr. Michael Roden
German Diabetes Center
Phone: 0211- 3382209
studienzentrumnoSp@m@ddz.de


Berlin
Dr. Stefan Kabisch
Charité Berlin
Phone: 030- 450 514 439 (AB)
diabetesnoSp@m@charite.de


Dresden
Doreen Ziehl
Dresden University Hospital
Phone: 0351-458 11722
Doreen.ZiehlnoSp@m@uniklinikum-dresden.de


Leipzig
Dr. Gesine Flehmig
Leipzig University Hospital
Phone:  0341-97 20 728
plisnoSp@m@medizin.uni-leipzig.de


Lübeck
Dr. Eleni Pappa
Schleswig-Holstein University Hospital
Phone: 0451- 3101 7816
eleni.pappanoSp@m@uksh.de


München
Dr. Kurt Rack
Technical University Munich
Phone: 089-289 249 15
kurt.racknoSp@m@tum.de


Heidelberg
Dr. Stefan Kopf
Dr. Alba Sulaj
Heidelberg University
Phone: 06221- 56-8606
stoffwechsel.studiennoSp@m@med.uni-heidelberg.de