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Phytosterol Supplementation and Cardiovascular Risk

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00153738
First Posted: September 12, 2005
Last Update Posted: March 13, 2014
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Collaborator:
Cargill
Information provided by:
The Cooper Institute
  Purpose
This study examined the effects of 2.6 g/d of phytosterol ingestion on LDL cholesterol metabolism. It is expected that this dose will significantly reduce LDL cholesterol after 12 weeks of supplementation.

Condition Intervention
Hypercholesteremia Drug: phytosterol

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Effectiveness of Phytosterol Supplementation on Select Indices of Cardiovascular Risk

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Further study details as provided by The Cooper Institute:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Ingestion of the supplement will result in reduced LDL cholesterol.

Estimated Enrollment: 72
Study Start Date: March 2004
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2005
Detailed Description:

This study examined the effects of 2.6 g/d of phytosterol ingestion on LDL cholesterol metabolism. It is expected that this dose will significantly reduce LDL cholesterol after 12 weeks of supplementation.

The study recruited 72 men and women 20-70 years of age with mild hypercholesteremia (>130 mg/dl LDL-C). They were assigned to 1 of 2 groups. Participants ingested the supplement or a placebo for 12 weeks, with an interim assessment at 6 weeks. Participants agreed to maintain current diet, medication, and exercise habits and to not donate blood during the trial.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • mild hypercholesteremia, sign informed consent, not donate blood, maintain diet and exercise habits

Exclusion Criteria:

  • BMI <18.5 or >34.9, recent blood donation, serious or life-threatening disease
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00153738


Locations
United States, Texas
The Cooper Institute
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75230
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Cooper Institute
Cargill
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Conrad Earnest, PhD The Cooper Institute
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00153738     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CI0129
First Submitted: September 7, 2005
First Posted: September 12, 2005
Last Update Posted: March 13, 2014
Last Verified: March 2014

Keywords provided by The Cooper Institute:
LDL-C, phytosterol

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hypercholesterolemia
Hyperlipidemias
Dyslipidemias
Lipid Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases


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