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Purified Anthocyanin and Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01940263
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 12, 2013
Last Update Posted : August 1, 2014
Sun Yat-sen University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Shaoguan University

Brief Summary:
Oxidative stress and inflammation are involved in the pathogenesis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Anthocyanins from different plant foods have been shown to improve features of experimental NASH, such as oxidative stress, dyslipidemia, liver steatosis, and inflammation in rodents. The purpose of this study is to investigate whether purified anthocyanin supplementation beneficially alters oxidative, inflammatory, and apoptotic biomarkers in adults with features of NAFLD.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Dietary Supplement: Anthocyanin Dietary Supplement: Placebo Early Phase 1

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 63 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effects of Purified Anthocyanin on Oxidative and Inflammatory Markers in Subjects With Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: A Randomized, Double-Blinded, Placebo-Controlled Trial
Study Start Date : June 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2014

Arm Intervention/treatment
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
placebo 320 mg daily for twelve weeks
Dietary Supplement: Placebo
Experimental: Anthocyanin
Drug: MEDOX (natural purified anthocyanin) anthocyanin 320 mg daily for twelve weeks.
Dietary Supplement: Anthocyanin
Other Names:
  • MEDOX (natural purified anthocyanin)
  • http://www.medox.no/english

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Biomarkers related to oxidative stress [ Time Frame: Twelve weeks ]
    plasma total antioxidant capacity; plasma levels of protein carbonyl groups

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Biomarkers related to inflammation [ Time Frame: Twelve weeks ]
    tumor necrosis factor alpha; interleukin-8; high sensitive C-reactive protein

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • BMI [body weight divided by height squared (in kg/m2)] > 23,
  • lack of excessive alcohol ingestion confirmed by careful questioning by the primary physician and dietitians (consumption of less than 70 g alcohol in female and 140 g in male per week), and
  • the presence of two of the three following diagnostic criteria of the fatty liver disease: increased hepatic echogenicity compared to the spleen or the kidneys, blurring of liver vasculature and deep attenuation of the ultrasonographic signal.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • overuse of alcohol,
  • viral hepatitis,
  • type 1 or 2 diabetes,
  • gastrointestinal or connective diseases,
  • chronic pancreatitis,
  • liver cirrhosis,
  • kidney stones, or renal failure;
  • use of acetyl-salicylic acid or other antiplatelet drugs, statins of fibrates, oral hypoglycemic drugs, nitrates, nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs, corticosteroids, or drugs interfering with coagulation;
  • supplementation with vitamins or antioxidants

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01940263

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China, Guangdong
Shaoguan University
Shaoguan, Guangdong, China, 512005
Sponsors and Collaborators
Shaoguan University
Sun Yat-sen University
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Study Director: Wenhua Ling, Ph.D Sun Yat-sen University
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Shaoguan University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01940263    
Other Study ID Numbers: SGU-02
81372994 ( Other Identifier: National Natural Science Foundation of China )
First Posted: September 12, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 1, 2014
Last Verified: July 2014
Keywords provided by Shaoguan University:
oxidative stress
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Liver Diseases
Fatty Liver
Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Digestive System Diseases