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Metabolic Effects of a Green Tea Extract in Multiple Sclerosis Patients

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01417312
First Posted: August 16, 2011
Last Update Posted: August 2, 2017
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Friedemann Paul, Charite University, Berlin, Germany
  Purpose
This study aims to investigate metabolic effects of a standardized green tea extract, containing a defined amount of epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), in multiple sclerosis patients.

Condition Intervention
Multiple Sclerosis, Relapsing-Remitting Dietary Supplement: Capsules with 160 mg Teavigo (at least 94% EGCG) Dietary Supplement: Placebo

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science

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Further study details as provided by Friedemann Paul, Charite University, Berlin, Germany:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Fasting and postprandial lipid oxidation in grams per hour, assessed by indirect calorimetry, after 3 months intake of green tea extract versus placebo [ Time Frame: Three months ]

Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: July 2011
Study Completion Date: January 2013
Primary Completion Date: November 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Green tea extract Dietary Supplement: Capsules with 160 mg Teavigo (at least 94% EGCG)
Daily intake of 600 mg EGCG for 3 months
Placebo Comparator: Placebo Dietary Supplement: Placebo
Daily intake of placebo capsules for 3 months

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis
  • stable treatment with glatiramer acetate at least 6 months prior to inclusion
  • Expanded disability status scale < 4.5
  • Normal weight, overweight

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Primary or secondary progressive forms of multiple sclerosis
  • Clinically relevant heart, lung, liver, kidney diseases
  • Habitual caffeine intake over 300 mg per day
  • Habitual consumption of green tea
  • Alcohol or drug abuse
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01417312


Locations
Germany
Franz-Volhard Clinical Research Center at the Experimental and Clinical Research Center, Charité University Medicine Berlin and Max Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine
Berlin, Germany, 13125
Sponsors and Collaborators
Charite University, Berlin, Germany
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Friedemann Paul, Prof, MD NeuroCure Clinical Research Center and Experimental and Clinical Research Center, Charité University Medicine Berlin and Max Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany
Principal Investigator: Michael Boschmann, MD Franz-Volhard Clinical Research Center at the Experimental and Clinical Research Center, Charité University Medicine and Max Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Friedemann Paul, Prof, MD, Charite University, Berlin, Germany
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01417312     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MS_GTE
First Submitted: August 15, 2011
First Posted: August 16, 2011
Last Update Posted: August 2, 2017
Last Verified: August 2017

Keywords provided by Friedemann Paul, Charite University, Berlin, Germany:
Multiple sclerosis
Green tea extract
Metabolism

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis, Relapsing-Remitting
Pathologic Processes
Demyelinating Autoimmune Diseases, CNS
Autoimmune Diseases of the Nervous System
Nervous System Diseases
Demyelinating Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases