Intervention to Reduce Body Burdens of PCBs in Residents of Anniston, Alabama

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified October 2012 by University of Cincinnati.
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ronald Jandacek, University of Cincinnati Identifier:
First received: December 14, 2010
Last updated: October 22, 2012
Last verified: October 2012

Because of industrial pollution, a large number of people in Annison, Alabama, have elevated body burdens of the class of compounds known as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). There is evidence that these compounds are associated with risks to health including diabetes. There is also evidence that the consumption of a non-absorbable dietary fat can reduce the level of compounds like PCBs. This clinical trial will test the hypothesis that a non-absorbable dietary fat can reduce the levels of PCBs in subjects in Anniston.

Condition Intervention
Body Burden of Potentially Toxic Lipophilic Compounds
Drug: olestra

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Pharmacokinetics Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: Intervention to Reduce Body Burdens of PCBs in Residents of Anniston, Alabama

Further study details as provided by University of Cincinnati:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Rate of change of blood levels of PCBs. [ Time Frame: one year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 28
Study Start Date: December 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 2012
Primary Completion Date: April 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: olestra
Non-absorbable fat
Drug: olestra
non-absorbable dietary fat


Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 75 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Elevated blood level of PCBs

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy
  • Breast-feeding
  • Weight-loss medication
  • Gastrointestinal disease
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01261338

United States, Alabama
West Anniston Foundation
Anniston, Alabama, United States, 36201
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ronald Jandacek
Principal Investigator: Ronald J Jandacek, Ph.D. University of Cincinnati
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Ronald Jandacek, Adjunct Professor, University of Cincinnati Identifier: NCT01261338     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 10100801 1R21ES019206-01, 1R21ES019206-01
Study First Received: December 14, 2010
Last Updated: October 22, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by University of Cincinnati:
Olestra processed this record on August 27, 2015