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The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether 30 mg of pioglitazone administered once daily for up to 28 days to healthy overweight and obese subjects will lead to a significant change in insulin sensitivity, measured in the setting of a hyperinsulinemic euglycemic clamp
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Placebo, Comparator: Pioglitazone, Comparator: Hyperinsulinemic Euglycemic Clamp
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