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Pilot Study in the Cholesterol Absorption Reduction After Consumption of Low-fat, Drinkable Fermented Milk Enriched With Plant Sterols

This study has been completed.
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First received: April 3, 2012
Last updated: December 6, 2016
Last verified: December 2016
The objective of this study is to compare efficacy of a plant sterol enriched yogurt given at different moments of the day in lowering blood cholesterol of hypercholesterolemic.

Condition Intervention
Mildly Hypercholesterolemic Subjects
Other: 1- Low fat drinkable fermented dairy product enriched with 1.6g of plant sterol (as free equivalent) per unit
Other: 2- Low fat drinkable fermented dairy product without plant sterols (control)

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Participant)
Official Title: Influence of a Meal on the Efficacy of Plant Sterol Given at Different Times of the Day in Management of Hypercholesterolemia

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Further study details as provided by Danone Research:

Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: April 2005
Study Completion Date: April 2006
Primary Completion Date: December 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 = Tested product Other: 1- Low fat drinkable fermented dairy product enriched with 1.6g of plant sterol (as free equivalent) per unit
1-Intervention with test product (morning, evening or snack)
Placebo Comparator: 2 = Control product Other: 2- Low fat drinkable fermented dairy product without plant sterols (control)
2 - Intervention with control product (morning and/or evening)


Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • male and post-menopausal female aged 40-80 years;
  • BMI between 22 and 32 kg/m2,
  • Non-smoker, Stabilized LDL-c over 3.0 mmol/L,
  • Not taking any medication known to affect lipid metabolism for at least the previous 3 month period,
  • Agree to follow the dietary recommendations in the context of their hypercholesterolemia,
  • Have to give written consent to take part in the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Thyroid disease, diabetes mellitus, kidney disease or liver disease, Hypertension (95<SBP>140 mmHg and/or 45<DBP>90 mmHg),
  • Previous history of symptomatic vascular disease, TG level > 2,8 g/l,
  • History of metabolic or gastrointestinal disease with the exception of appendicectomy,
  • Consumption of large amounts of alcohol,
  • Having undergone general anesthesia in the month prior to pre-selection,
  • Receiving systemic treatment or topical treatment likely to interfere with evaluation of the study parameters,
  • Having serious or acute disease likely to influence study results or involved in life time,
  • Presenting allergy or hypersensitivity to milk proteins, or refusing to consume them,
  • Refusing to stop his/her consumption of enriched plant sterol trade products during the study,
  • In a situation which in the investigator's opinion could interfere with optimal participation in the present study or could constitute a special risk for the subject,
  • For female subjects: likely to change her hormonal substitutive treatment,
  • Currently in an exclusion period following participation in another clinical trial.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01571869

Canada, Quebec
McGill University
Ste-anne-de-bellevue, Quebec, Canada, H9X 3V9
Sponsors and Collaborators
Danone Research
  More Information

Responsible Party: Danone Research Identifier: NCT01571869     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NU142
Study First Received: April 3, 2012
Last Updated: December 6, 2016

Keywords provided by Danone Research:
Plant sterol - hypercholesterolemia - dairy - meal

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lipid Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases processed this record on May 23, 2017