Effect of Sacubitril/Valsartan on Exercise-Induced Lipid Metabolism in Patients With Obesity and Hypertension

Stefan Engeli, Rudi Stinkens, Tim Heise, Marcus May, Gijs H. Goossens, Ellen E. Blaak, Bas Havekes, Thomas Jax, Diego Albrecht, Parasar Pal, Uwe Tegtbur, Sven Haufe, Thomas H. Langenickel, Jens Jordan*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

22 Citations (Web of Science)

Abstract

Sacubitril/valsartan (LCZ696), a novel angiotensin receptor-neprilysin inhibitor, was recently approved for the treatment of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction. Neprilysin degrades several peptides that modulate lipid metabolism, including natriuretic peptides. In this study, we investigated the effects of 8 weeks' treatment with sacubitril/valsartan on whole-body and adipose tissue lipolysis and lipid oxidation during defined physical exercise compared with the metabolically neutral comparator amlodipine. This was a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, active-controlled, parallel-group study enrolling subjects with abdominal obesity and moderate hypertension (mean sitting systolic blood pressure ≥130-180 mm Hg). Lipolysis during rest and exercise was assessed by microdialysis and [1,1,2,3,3- 2H]-glycerol tracer kinetics. Energy expenditure and substrate oxidation were measured simultaneously using indirect calorimetry. Plasma nonesterified fatty acids, glycerol, insulin, glucose, adrenaline and noradrenaline concentrations, blood pressure, and heart rate were also determined. Exercise elevated plasma glycerol, free fatty acids, and interstitial glycerol concentrations and increased the rate of glycerol appearance. However, exercise-induced stimulation of lipolysis was not augmented on sacubitril/valsartan treatment compared with amlodipine treatment. Furthermore, sacubitril/valsartan did not alter energy expenditure and substrate oxidation during exercise compared with amlodipine treatment. In conclusion, sacubitril/valsartan treatment for 8 weeks did not elicit clinically relevant changes in exercise-induced lipolysis or substrate oxidation in obese patients with hypertension, implying that its beneficial cardiovascular effects cannot be explained by changes in lipid metabolism during exercise.

CLINICAL TRIAL REGISTRATION: URL: https://www.clinicaltrials.gov. Unique identifier: NCT01631864.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)70-77
Number of pages8
JournalHypertension
Volume71
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

Keywords

  • exercise-induced lipolysis
  • hypertension
  • lipid metabolism
  • natriuretic peptide
  • neprilysin
  • obesity
  • sacubitril
  • valsartan
  • INTERSTITIAL ANGIOTENSIN-II
  • BRAIN NATRIURETIC PEPTIDE
  • TRIAL VAL-HEFT
  • HEART-FAILURE
  • INSULIN-RESISTANCE
  • NEPRILYSIN INHIBITION
  • GLUCOSE-METABOLISM
  • HUMAN ADIPOCYTES
  • ADIPOSE-TISSUE
  • NORMAL-WEIGHT
  • Obesity, Abdominal/diagnosis
  • Natriuretic Peptides/metabolism
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Calcium Channel Blockers/administration & dosage
  • Adipose Tissue/metabolism
  • Female
  • Hypertension/diagnosis
  • Angiotensin Receptor Antagonists/administration & dosage
  • Double-Blind Method
  • Aminobutyrates/administration & dosage
  • Lipid Metabolism/drug effects
  • Amlodipine/administration & dosage
  • Exercise/physiology
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Neprilysin/antagonists & inhibitors
  • Drug Monitoring/methods
  • Tetrazoles/administration & dosage
  • Blood Pressure/drug effects

Cite this