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Naturopathic Treatment for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease (Cardio pilot)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00718796
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 21, 2008
Last Update Posted : May 17, 2010
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Canada Post Corporation
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Information provided by:
The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine

Brief Summary:
This study is designed to test the ability of a comprehensive naturopathic approach to reduce important risk factors for the development of cardiovascular disease. Treatment will take place over the course of one year and the comparator/control group will be followed by their medical doctors and be given conventional care.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Cardiovascular Disease Other: Naturopathic medicine. May include: fish oil, plant sterols, soluble fiber, cinnamon, coQ10 and exercise Other: Conventional medical treatment (Atorvastatin,Fluvastatin,Lovastatin,Pravastatin,Rosuvastatin,Simvastatin) Phase 3

Detailed Description:
Interventions will consist of an individualized treatment approach guided by an expert panel of clinicians who treat patients with cardiovascular disease. These interventions will consist of a combination of dietary, lifestyle and specific recommendations for supplementation. As this is a pragmatic study, blinding will not be attempted nor is appropriate.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 300 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Naturopathic Treatment for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: a Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Trial
Study Start Date : April 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2009

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1
Individualized naturopathic treatment consisting of dietary and lifestyle advice and individualized supplementation
Other: Naturopathic medicine. May include: fish oil, plant sterols, soluble fiber, cinnamon, coQ10 and exercise
Individualized according to needs of each participant and willingness to comply. Intervention to include lifestyle modification, dietary changes and supplementation using natural health products as recommended by naturopathic practitioner.
Other Names:
  • Naturopthic Medicine
  • Diet
  • Natural Health Products
  • Alternative Medicine
  • Fish oil
  • Plant sterols
  • Soluble fiber
  • CoQ10
  • Cinnamon
  • Exercise
Active Comparator: 2
Current care control provided by participants' medical doctor
Other: Conventional medical treatment (Atorvastatin,Fluvastatin,Lovastatin,Pravastatin,Rosuvastatin,Simvastatin)
Will vary according to individual - not standardized and likely to include statins.
Other Names:
  • Cholesterol lowering drugs
  • Atorvastatin
  • Fluvastatin
  • Lovastatin
  • Pravastatin
  • Rosuvastatin
  • Simvastatin



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Metabolic syndrome [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
  2. General Cardiovascular Risk Profile: Framingham Heart Study [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Adverse events [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
  2. HbA1C [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
  3. Compliance with naturopathic interventions [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
  4. Quality of Life (Short-form 36) [ Time Frame: 1 year ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 to 65 years old
  • CUPW worker
  • prescreening indicates higher than normal TC/HDL ratio

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Experienced an MI or stroke within past 6 months

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00718796


Locations
Canada, Ontario
Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M2K 1E2
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
Canada Post Corporation
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Dugald Seely, ND Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine

Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Dugald Seely, Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00718796     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CP/CUPW4
First Posted: July 21, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 17, 2010
Last Verified: May 2010

Keywords provided by The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine:
cardiovascular disease
naturopathic medicine
natural health products
lifestyle intervention
dietary advice
coronary heart disease

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases
Atorvastatin Calcium
Rosuvastatin Calcium
Simvastatin
Pravastatin
Lovastatin
L 647318
Dihydromevinolin
Fluvastatin
Anticholesteremic Agents
Coenzyme Q10
Hypolipidemic Agents
Antimetabolites
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Lipid Regulating Agents
Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Vitamins
Micronutrients
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs