The Effect of Licorice Root Extract and Pomegranate Juice on Atherosclerotic Parameters in Diabetic Patients

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified January 2007 by HaEmek Medical Center, Israel.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Information provided by:
HaEmek Medical Center, Israel Identifier:
First received: January 27, 2007
Last updated: May 7, 2007
Last verified: January 2007
The study will check whether taking 100 mg of licorice root extract or 250 cc of pomegranate juice daily by men with diabetes mellitus who are non-smokers and already treated with statins decreases the risk of developing atherosclerosis. The hypothesis of the study is that natural anti-oxidants (such as licorice root extract and pomegranate juice), by scavenging free radicals, retard and may even reverse atherosclerosis.

Condition Intervention
Diabetes Mellitus
Drug: Licorice root extract or Pomegranate juice

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by HaEmek Medical Center, Israel:

Estimated Enrollment: 10
Study Start Date: March 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2007

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male
  • Diabetes Mellitus

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Younger than 18
  • Smoker
  • Receiving Fibrates
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00428532

Contact: Wasseem Rock, MD 972-547866896

HaEmek MC Recruiting
Afula, Israel
Contact: Wasseem Rock, MD    0547-866896   
Principal Investigator: Wasseem Rock, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
HaEmek Medical Center, Israel
Principal Investigator: Wasseem Rock, MD Ha'Emek Medical Center
  More Information Identifier: NCT00428532     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 009-07-EMC 
Study First Received: January 27, 2007
Last Updated: May 7, 2007
Health Authority: Israel: Ministry of Health

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
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