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

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified July 2010 by Seoul National University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
Ministry of Health & Welfare, Korea
Information provided by:
Seoul National University Hospital Identifier:
First received: July 8, 2010
Last updated: July 20, 2010
Last verified: July 2010
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 Intervention
Healthy Overweight Obesity Dietary Supplement: astaxanthin

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single

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Further study details as provided by Seoul National University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • 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.

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: August 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Dietary Supplement: astaxanthin
    astaxanthin 20mg for 12 weeks

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: 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
  More Information Identifier: NCT01167205     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: C-1005-072-319
Study First Received: July 8, 2010
Last Updated: July 20, 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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