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Effect of Limicol on (LDL)-Cholesterol Levels in Moderate Hypercholesterolaemia

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Lescuyer Laboratory Identifier:
First received: June 7, 2010
Last updated: February 21, 2012
Last verified: February 2012
The purpose of this study is to validate the effectiveness of food supplement Limicol on reducing LDL-cholesterol in moderate hypercholesterolemic volunteers.

Condition Intervention
Delivery of Health Care Dietary Supplement: Limicol (plant extract)

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effect of Dietary Supplement Limicol on LDL-cholesterol Levels in Moderate Hypercholesterolaemia

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Further study details as provided by Lescuyer Laboratory:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • LDL-cholesterol levels [ Time Frame: 4 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Total cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol, triglycerides levels [ Time Frame: 4 months ]

Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: May 2010
Study Completion Date: January 2012
Primary Completion Date: November 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Dietary Supplement: Limicol (plant extract)
    Artichoke extract, anti-caking agents: dicalcium phosphate, calcium citrate, vegetable magnesium stearate, red yeast rice, microcrystalline cellulose, natural vitamin E, garlic extract, sugar cane policosanols, inositol hexanicotinate, vitamin B3, vitamin B2.
    Other Name: Limicol
Detailed Description:

Cardiovascular disease (CVD), foremost among which ischemic heart disease and stroke, are the leading cause of mortality and morbidity in France. These diseases are multifactorial origin and even if it is not possible to act on risk markers such as age, sex, or heredity, risk factors like high cholesterol, smoking , hypertension, obesity, diabetes and physical inactivity, are the main target of prevention strategies.The dydlipidémies have a role in the formation of CVD in participating in the genesis of atherosclerosis. The cholesterol and LDL-cholesterol in particular is subject to oxidation process in plasma. The molecules of oxidized LDL-cholesterol, small and dense, easily penetrate the arterial endothelial wall and are greeted by macrophages. Following a succession of different processes including inflammation, atherosclerotic plaque is formed. The result is either an arteriopathy when the arterial lumen narrowing, or atherothrombosis in the event of plaque rupture. Given this pathophysiology, reduce blood lipids, including LDL-cholesterol and reducing oxidation and inflammation are interesting strategies in the context of cardiovascular prevention. Several scientific study showed that nutritional supplementation with some plant extracts such as artichokes, garlic, red yeast rice, or the sugar cane policosanol helps to reduce several cardiovascular risk factors including regulate concentrations of circulating lipids.

The objective of this study is to validate the effectiveness of Limicol, formulated with proven scientific data on the reduction of LDL-cholesterol in volunteers with moderate hypercholesterolaemia (LDL-cholesterol).


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • About 18 to 65 years (inclusive).
  • Subject has a stable weight for at least three months before the start of the study.
  • Subject able and willing to comply with the protocol and agreeing to give their consent in writing.
  • Subject affiliated with a social security scheme.
  • Subject willing to be included in the national register of volunteers who lend themselves to biomedical research.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01139398

Nantes, France, 44200
Sponsors and Collaborators
Lescuyer Laboratory
  More Information

Responsible Party: Lescuyer Laboratory Identifier: NCT01139398     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: L2009-06
Study First Received: June 7, 2010
Last Updated: February 21, 2012

Keywords provided by Lescuyer Laboratory:
Coronary artery disease
Red yeast rice
Plants extract
Cholesterol excess.

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lipid Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Red yeast rice
Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
Anticholesteremic Agents
Hypolipidemic Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Enzyme Inhibitors
Lipid Regulating Agents processed this record on July 19, 2017