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The Effect of a Red Rice and Olive Extract Nutrition Supplement on Cholesterol Levels in Patients With Metabolic Syndrome

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Veronique Verhoeven, Universiteit Antwerpen Identifier:
First received: February 13, 2014
Last updated: May 19, 2014
Last verified: May 2014
This randomised controlled trial studies the effect of a commercially available nutritional supplement on cholesterol levels in people with metabolic syndrome and elevated cholesterol levels.

Condition Intervention Phase
Dietary Supplement: commercially available nutrition supplement
Dietary Supplement: placebo
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effect of a Red Rice and Olive Extract Nutrition Supplement on Cholesterol

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Further study details as provided by Universiteit Antwerpen:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • LDL level [ Time Frame: 2 months ]
  • total cholesterol level [ Time Frame: 2 months ]
  • triglyceride level [ Time Frame: 2 months ]
  • HDL level [ Time Frame: 2 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • OxLDL [ Time Frame: 2 months ]
  • BMI [ Time Frame: 2 months ]
  • malondialdehyde (MDA) [ Time Frame: 2 months ]
  • 8-OH-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG) [ Time Frame: 2 months ]
  • side effects [ Time Frame: 2 months ]
  • waist circumference [ Time Frame: 2 months ]

Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: February 2014
Study Completion Date: May 2014
Primary Completion Date: May 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: commercially available nutrition supplement
this group receives a commercially available nutritional supplement for a period of 2 months
Dietary Supplement: commercially available nutrition supplement
the food supplement contains red rice yeast and olive extract
Placebo Comparator: control group
this group receives a placebo for a period of 2 months
Dietary Supplement: placebo


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • metabolic syndrome according to ATPIII criteria 3 of the following:

    • waist circumference >88cm (in females) or >102cm (in males)
    • triglycerides >150mg/dl
    • HDL <40 (50)mg/dl in males (females)
    • blood pressure>130/85 or treatment for AHT
    • glucose >110mg/dl

Exclusion Criteria:

  • pregnancy
  • treatment with cholesterol lowering drugs
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT02065180

University of Antwerp
Antwerp, Belgie, Belgium, 2610
Sponsors and Collaborators
Universiteit Antwerpen
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Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Veronique Verhoeven, Professor, Universiteit Antwerpen Identifier: NCT02065180     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: verhoevenhermans
Study First Received: February 13, 2014
Last Updated: May 19, 2014

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lipid Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases processed this record on April 28, 2017