Positive Effects of Haematococcus Astaxanthin on Oxidative Stress and Lipid Profile in Overweight and Obese Adults

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified July 2010 by Seoul National University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : July 22, 2010
Last Update Posted : July 22, 2010
Ministry of Health & Welfare, Korea
Information provided by:
Seoul National University Hospital

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine whether astaxanthin (ASX) supplementation will reduce obesity-induced oxidative stress and improve lipid profile in overweight and obese adults.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Healthy Overweight Obesity Dietary Supplement: astaxanthin Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 30 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single
Study Start Date : August 2010
Primary Completion Date : December 2010
Study Completion Date : March 2011

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Drug Information available for: Astaxanthin
U.S. FDA Resources

Intervention Details:
    Dietary Supplement: astaxanthin
    astaxanthin 20mg for 12 weeks

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Evaluation of the plasma MDA (malonaldehyde) level [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

    MDA is a three chain aldehyde produced during the composition of a lipid hydroperoxide and is a well known indicator of lipid peroxidation.

    The purpose of this stduy is to determine whether ASX supplementation lowers oxidative stress using MDA,a biomarker.

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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:

  • Subjects with BMI over 25.0 kg/m2
  • Non-smoker

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Pregnant or lactating women
  • Dyslipidemia, hyperglycemia, or other chronic diseases.
  • Subjects who were taking vitamin supplements

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01167205

Contact: Yeo-kyu Youn, Doctor +82 2 2072 3447

Korea, Republic of
Clinical Research Institute Seoul National University Hospital Not yet recruiting
Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 110-744
Contact: Wan Gyoon Shin, Ph D, Pharm D    +82 2 740 85556   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Seoul National University Hospital
Ministry of Health & Welfare, Korea Identifier: NCT01167205     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: C-1005-072-319
First Posted: July 22, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 22, 2010
Last Verified: July 2010

Keywords provided by Seoul National University Hospital:
Healthy adults with BMI over 25.0 kg/m2

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Body Weight
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