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The Effect of Broccoli Sprouts as a Nutritional Supplement in the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

This study has been completed.
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Bispebjerg Hospital Identifier:
First received: November 10, 2005
Last updated: May 13, 2008
Last verified: May 2008

The purpose of this study is to investigate whether a daily intake of dried broccoli sprouts will improve the endothelial function of the participants as measured by Flow mediated dilation (FMD)

The dried sprouts are chosen because broccoli sprouts are known as containing large amounts af the glucosinolate glucoraphanin which in vitro and in animal models has been shown to have a positive effect on the endothelium as measured by NO release.

Condition Intervention
Diabetes Mellitus Hypertension Hypercholesterolemia Cardiovascular Disease Behavioral: Daily intake of broccoli sprouts

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: The Effect of Broccoli Sprouts as a Nutritional Supplement in the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease.

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Further study details as provided by Bispebjerg Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Improvement of endothelial function as measured by FMD

Estimated Enrollment: 160
Study Start Date: January 2006
Study Completion Date: March 2007
Primary Completion Date: March 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients suffering from hypertension, having a diastolic blood pressure of above 90 mm Hg or a systolic blood pressure of more than 140 mm Hg.
  • Patients suffering from NIDDM, according to present criteria for diagnosis of NIDDM:
  • People with dyslipidemia (combination of total cholesterol above 5, LDL cholesterol above 3 and HDL cholesterol below 1.1)
  • Healthy controls suffering from none of the above conditions, but otherwise (age, sex, BMI and lifestyle) corresponding to the patient groups.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients under the age of 18 at inclusion in the study.
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding women
  • Women of childbearing age with no safe method of contraception
  • Patients receiving vitamin K-antagonists (coumarine, marcoumar etc)
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00252018

Bispebjerg Hospital
Copenhagen, Denmark, 2400
Sponsors and Collaborators
Bispebjerg Hospital
Study Chair: Christian Torp-Pedersen, MD Bispebjerg Hospital Department of Cardiology
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Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00252018     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KF 01-257/04
Study First Received: November 10, 2005
Last Updated: May 13, 2008

Keywords provided by Bispebjerg Hospital:
Nutritional supplement
Endothelial function
Flow mediated dilation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Cardiovascular Diseases
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Lipid Metabolism Disorders processed this record on August 21, 2017