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Consumption of Eggs Rich in Lutein and Omega-3 Fatty Acids on the Macular Pigment (ALGOVUE)

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01480700
First Posted: November 29, 2011
Last Update Posted: August 5, 2013
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Collaborators:
Roquette Freres
Sanders
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jean-Michel Lecerf, Institut Pasteur de Lille
  Purpose
This study is to determine the impact of the consumption of eggs rich in lutein/zeaxanthin from lucerne protein concentrate and DHA from microalgae on the plasma levels of these compounds but also on the macular pigment optical density, whose elevation may be beneficial in the prevention of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD).

Condition Intervention
Age-related Macular Degeneration Other: Nutritional study

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Effect of Consumption of Eggs Rich in Xanthophyll Carotenoids and Omega-3 Fatty Acids on the Macular Pigment in Healthy People

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Further study details as provided by Jean-Michel Lecerf, Institut Pasteur de Lille:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • change from baseline in optical density of macular pigment after 4 months of eggs consumption [ Time Frame: before the eggs consumption and four months afterwards ]
    optical density of macular pigment was measured with a Heidelberg Retinal Angiograph (HRA)specially modify for the measure of the pigment.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • change from baseline in lutein and zeaxanthin in plasma and lipoproteins after 4 months of egg consumption [ Time Frame: before the eggs consumption and four months afterwards ]
    lutein and zeaxanthin were measured by HPLC

  • change from baseline in fatty acids in plasma and lipoproteins after 4 months of egg consumption [ Time Frame: before the eggs consumption and four months afterwards ]
    Fatty acids were measured by Gas Chromatography.


Enrollment: 99
Study Start Date: October 2011
Study Completion Date: February 2013
Primary Completion Date: February 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: rich-eggs
subjects consume 2 eggs rich in lutein/zeaxanthin and DHA per day during 4 months
Other: Nutritional study
subjects consume 2 eggs per day during 4 months
Active Comparator: standard eggs
subjects consume 2 standard eggs per day
Other: Nutritional study
subjects consume 2 eggs per day during 4 months

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 55 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • healthy subjects (male or female),
  • 18 to 55 years
  • Having signed the consent form,
  • Susceptible to accept the stresses generated by the study,
  • Insured.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Corrected Visual Acuity <8/10th,
  • History of cardiovascular disease, specifically coronary heart disease,
  • Characterized dyslipidemia

    * Total cholesterol ³ 2.50 g / L, and / or triglycerides ³ 2.00 g / L

  • Lipid-lowering treatment,
  • Current smoking or person who stopped smoking less than 6 months
  • Cataract or cataract surgery,
  • Diabetes
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)> 30 kg/m2,
  • Taking food supplements in the 3 months preceding the start of the study (carotenoids, omega-3 fatty acids, phytosterols),
  • Regular consumption in the three months preceding the start of the study products with added phytosterols.
  • Regular consumption of high fatty fish or shellfish rich in omega-3 (4x a week or more): salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, trout, tuna, red mullet, sea bass, bream, farmed turbot, mussels, squid / squid, anchovies.
  • Allergy to eggs
  • Dieting
  • Difference significant weight over the last 3 months (> 3 kg)
  • Inability to understand or adhere to the protocol
  • Persons deprived of liberty
  • People in a position to judicial protection
  • Pregnant Women.
  Contacts and Locations
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Locations
France
Institut Pasteur de Lille
Lille, France, 59000
Sponsors and Collaborators
Institut Pasteur de Lille
Roquette Freres
Sanders
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jean-Michel Lecerf, MD Institut Pasteur de Lille
  More Information

Responsible Party: Jean-Michel Lecerf, medical doctor specializing in endocrinology and metabolic diseases, Institut Pasteur de Lille
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01480700     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2011-A00364-37
First Submitted: September 13, 2011
First Posted: November 29, 2011
Last Update Posted: August 5, 2013
Last Verified: August 2013

Keywords provided by Jean-Michel Lecerf, Institut Pasteur de Lille:
eggs
Optical Macular Pigment
Age Macular Degeneration
study for the Age Macular Degeneration prevention

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Macular Degeneration
Retinal Degeneration
Retinal Diseases
Eye Diseases