The Effect of Plant Sterol Supplement on Blood Cholesterol

This study has been completed.
Mills DA
Information provided by:
Oslo University Hospital Identifier:
First received: June 11, 2007
Last updated: June 30, 2011
Last verified: February 2009

The purpose of this study is to determine whether supplement of plant sterol could lower blood cholesterol.

Condition Intervention Phase
High Blood Cholesterol Level
Behavioral: Intake of plant sterols
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Single Centre, Randomized Crossover Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Study to Measure the Effect of Plant Sterol Supplement on Blood Cholesterol

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Further study details as provided by Oslo University Hospital:

Enrollment: 41
Study Start Date: January 2007
Study Completion Date: July 2007
Primary Completion Date: July 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Men and women 18-80 years old
  • Total cholesterol: 4.5-7.5 mmol/l
  • Triglycerides at or below 4.0 mmol/l

Exclusion Criteria:

  • BMI at or above 35 kg/m2
  • Secondary hyperlipidemia, included diabetes
  • Hypertension (at og higher than 170/110)
  • Coronar, perifery or cerebral vascular disease last 3 months
  • Familial hypercholesterolemia
  • Change in dose of statins, oestrogen or contraceptives last 3 months
  • Taking drugs which are known to interfere with the plasma level of cholesterol
  • Chronic rheumatoid diseases or other diseases known to affect c-reactive protein
  • Pregnancy
  • Lactation
  • Planning to reduce weight
  • Taking plant sterols
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00485095

Lipidklinikken, Rikshospitalet Radiumhospitalet HF
Oslo, Norway
Rikshospitalet Radiumhospitalet HF, Oslo, Norway
Oslo, Norway
Sponsors and Collaborators
Oslo University Hospital
Mills DA
Principal Investigator: Leiv Ose, MD Lipidklinikken, Rikshospitalet-Radiumhospitalet HF
  More Information

No publications provided by Oslo University Hospital

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00485095     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2.2006.3407
Study First Received: June 11, 2007
Last Updated: June 30, 2011
Health Authority: Norway: The National Commitees for Medical Research Ethics

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lipid Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases processed this record on October 02, 2015