The Use of Irvingia Gabonensis (Bush Mango)and Cissus Quadrangularis to Reduce Weight and Blood Lipids

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 10, 2007
Last Update Posted : September 10, 2007
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Gateway Health Alliance

Brief Summary:
Hypothesis: Cissus quadrangularis as well as Irvingia gabonensis are used in weight management and related conditions. This study set out to investigate if a combination of the two could have additional benefits to overweight and obese people.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Obesity Overweight Dyslipidemia Dietary Supplement: Irvingia/cissus combo Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

To assess and compare the effects of administration of Cissus quadrangularis (Linn) and a Cissus quadrangularis /Irvingia gabonensis combination on body weight blood pressure, fasting blood glucose, plasma total and LDL cholesterol in 72 overweight and obese subjects.

The study was a 10 week randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled design, involving 72 obese or overweight participants. Participants were randomly divided into three groups (24 participants/ group):

Group 1 - Placebo; Group 2 - Cissus quadrangularis (CQ); Group 3 - Cissus quadrangularis and Irvingia gabonensis (CQ-IG).

The placebo (250mg) or active formulations ((150 mg CQ and 250 mg CQ-IG) were administered twice daily before meals. Weight as well as fasting blood was taken at baseline, and at 4, 8 and 10 weeks.

No major dietary changes or exercises were suggested during the study.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 72 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effect of Combining Cissus Quadrangularis and Irvingia Gabonensis on Obesity and Obesity Related Diseases
Study Start Date : January 2007
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2007

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MedlinePlus related topics: Body Weight

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: 1
Comparison of actives for synergy
Dietary Supplement: Irvingia/cissus combo
Other Name: Irvingia cissus combo

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Weight change [ Time Frame: 10 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Blood lipids Body fat Fasting blood glucose [ Time Frame: 10 weeks ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years to 55 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • BMI>26kg/m2

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Diabetics
  • Pregnant and lactating
  • Subjects on any other weight loss program
  • Following any specific low calorie diet

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00526682

Sponsors and Collaborators
Gateway Health Alliance
Principal Investigator: Julius E OBEN, PhD University of Yaounde 1 Identifier: NCT00526682     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: GHACT010
First Posted: September 10, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 10, 2007
Last Verified: September 2007

Keywords provided by Gateway Health Alliance:
Weight loss

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Nutrition Disorders
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms
Lipid Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases