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LIP-01 in Hypercholesterolemia

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Afexa Life Sciences Inc Identifier:
First received: August 18, 2009
Last updated: January 26, 2012
Last verified: January 2012
The purpose of this study is to determine a safe and tolerable dose of LIP-01

Condition Intervention Phase
Dietary Supplement: LIP-01
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Open-label Dose-finding Study of LIP-01 in Otherwise Healthy Individuals With Hypercholesterolemia

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Further study details as provided by Afexa Life Sciences Inc:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To determine a safe and tolerable dose of LIP-01 [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: September 2009
Study Completion Date: January 2012
Primary Completion Date: January 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: One gram LIP-01 per day
One gram LIP-01 per day for 12 weeks
Dietary Supplement: LIP-01
comparison of different dosages of natural health product
Experimental: Two grams LIP-01 per day
Two grams LIP-01 per day for 12 weeks
Dietary Supplement: LIP-01
comparison of different dosages of natural health product
Experimental: 0.333 grams LIP-01 per day
0.333 grams LIP-01 per day for 12 weeks
Dietary Supplement: LIP-01
comparison of different dosages of natural health product


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age between 18-75 years
  • Plasma total-cholesterol >5.2 mmol/L (> 200 mg/dL)
  • Willingness to adhere to the requirements of the protocol, including availability for follow-up visits and donation of blood samples
  • Willingness and ability to sign written informed consent
  • Women of child bearing capacity who agree to use an acceptable form of birth control during the trial [i.e., oral contraception, reliable use of a double-barrier method (e.g., condom and diaphragm, condom and foam, condom and sponge), IUD or tubal ligation]

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Plasma triglycerides > 4.0 mmol/L (> 354 mg/dL)
  • Plasma LDL ≥ 5.0 mmol/L (≥ 195 mg/dL)
  • Current coronary artery/ cardiovascular disease or history of a cardiovascular event (stroke, transient ischemic attack, myocardial infarction, angioplasty or coronary artery bypass grafting, angina pectoris)
  • Moderate/high risk of coronary artery/ cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Uncorrected hypothyroidism
  • Other significant metabolic endocrine disease
  • Uncontrolled hypertension (>160 systolic or >100 diastolic)
  • Active liver disease (ALT >2x normal)
  • Significant gastrointestinal disease
  • Acute inflammatory disease
  • Significant kidney disease (calculated by eGFR <60 mL/min)
  • Any other significant medical condition which, in the opinion of the investigator, could compromise patient safety or confound trial results
  • Any significant/relevant surgery within the last year
  • Use of lipid-lowering drugs
  • Treatment within the previous 6 months with any medication that is known to affect lipid or lipoprotein levels (such as statins, fibric acid derivatives, bile acid sequestrants, ezetimibe, nicotinic acid)
  • Regular use of natural health products or dietary supplements known to affect lipid or lipoprotein levels (omega-3 fatty acids, green tea extracts, guggulipid, psyllium, plant sterols, policosanols). If the participants agree to stop taking these products prior to study entry and for the duration of the study, they can participate in the study.
  • Pregnant or lactating women
  • Known allergy to any ingredient in the study product, including: Coptis chinensis, Ilex kudingcha, microcrystalline cellulose and magnesium stearate
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00966225

United States, California
Medicus Research, LLC
Northridge, California, United States, 91325
Canada, Alberta
The Northern Alberta Clinical Trials and Research Centre
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6G 2C8
Sponsors and Collaborators
Afexa Life Sciences Inc
Principal Investigator: Richard Lewanczuk, MD, PhD, FRCPC University of Alberta
  More Information

Responsible Party: Afexa Life Sciences Inc Identifier: NCT00966225     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: LIP-01-2009-1
Study First Received: August 18, 2009
Last Updated: January 26, 2012

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lipid Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases processed this record on April 28, 2017