CVD Risk and Health in Postmenopausal Phytoestrogen Users

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00000613
First received: October 27, 1999
Last updated: January 3, 2006
Last verified: December 2005
  Purpose

To determine the acceptability and benefits of use of a dietary supplement of the phytoestrogen, genistein, versus placebo on heart disease risk factors, bone density, and psychosocial outcomes in postmenopausal women.


Condition Intervention Phase
Bone Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Coronary Disease
Depression
Heart Diseases
Myocardial Ischemia
Osteoporosis
Postmenopause
Behavioral: dietary supplements
Drug: genistein
Behavioral: diet, soy proteins
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Prevention

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Further study details as provided by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI):

Study Start Date: April 1997
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2004
Detailed Description:

BACKGROUND:

Estrogen replacement therapy is beneficial for heart disease risk factors as well as for bone density. However, a large proportion of postmenopausal women are not compliant with therapeutic regimens. Phytoestrogens are naturally occurring compounds found in plants and soy products that have estrogenic effects, and may represent an alternative treatment for the prevention of heart disease and osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. However, few intervention trials have examined the extent to which it is possible to improve heart disease risk factors, bone density, and quality of life in postmenopausal women through use of a dietary supplement of phytoestrogen.

DESIGN NARRATIVE:

Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. A total of 210 women were enrolled in the study to be followed for one to two years. The women were randomized to phytoestrogen treatment or to placebo. Data are collected at baseline visits, at one and three month follow-up telephone calls, and at 6, 12, and 24 month follow-up clinic visits. Measures of high density lipoprotein and other heart disease risk factors, hip and spine bone density, and depression, life satisfaction, and quality of well-being are obtained. Cross-sectional and longitudinal comparisons of treatment and placebo groups are performed before and after adjustment and stratification for potentially confounding covariates.

The study was renewed in March 2002 to assess whether the women treated with phytoestrogens had lowered homocysteine, interleukin-6, C-reactive protein, E-selectin, and decreased obesity and fat mass over two years.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   45 Years to 74 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Postmenopausal women, ages 45 to 74.

  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00000613

Sponsors and Collaborators
Investigators
Investigator: Donna Kritz-Silverstein University of California, San Diego
  More Information

Publications:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00000613     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 116
Study First Received: October 27, 1999
Last Updated: January 3, 2006
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bone Diseases
Bone Diseases, Metabolic
Cardiovascular Diseases
Myocardial Ischemia
Coronary Artery Disease
Coronary Disease
Depression
Depressive Disorder
Heart Diseases
Ischemia
Osteoporosis
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Arteriosclerosis
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Behavioral Symptoms
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders
Pathologic Processes
Genistein
Phytoestrogens
Estrogens, Non-Steroidal
Estrogens
Hormones
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions
Anticarcinogenic Agents
Protective Agents
Antineoplastic Agents

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