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Efficacy of a LRC™ (L. Reuteri NCIMB 30242) Capsule on Managing Cholesterol in Adults

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT02734706
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 12, 2016
Last Update Posted : May 10, 2019
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Brief Summary:
To investigate the effect of a supplement capsule containing LRC™ (L. reuteri NCIMB 30242), taken twice daily with lunch and dinner (NLT 2.5E9 CFU per dose), versus placebo capsule on serum low density lipoprotein (LDL)-cholesterol in otherwise healthy hypercholesterolemic adults after 9 weeks of product consumption.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Hypercholesterolemia Dietary Supplement: LRC™ capsule Other: Placebo capsule Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 111 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Efficacy of a Supplement Capsule Containing LRC™ (L. Reuteri NCIMB 30242) on Managing Cholesterol Levels in Adults
Study Start Date : March 2016
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 2018
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2019

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: LRC™ capsule Dietary Supplement: LRC™ capsule
Twice per day (BID), 9 weeks

Placebo Comparator: Placebo capsule Other: Placebo capsule
Twice per day (BID), 9 weeks

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Serum LDL-cholesterol after 9 weeks of product consumption. [ Time Frame: 9 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Serum LDL-cholesterol after 6 weeks of product consumption. [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]
  2. Serum total cholesterol after 6 and 9 weeks of product consumption. [ Time Frame: 6 and 9 weeks ]
  3. Serum HDL-cholesterol after 6 and 9 weeks of product consumption. [ Time Frame: 6 and 9 weeks ]
  4. Serum non-HDL-cholesterol after 6 and 9 weeks of product consumption. [ Time Frame: 6 and 9 weeks ]
  5. Serum triglycerides after 6 and 9 weeks of product consumption. [ Time Frame: 6 and 9 weeks ]
  6. Serum apolipoprotein B-100 after 6 and 9 weeks of product consumption. [ Time Frame: 6 and 9 weeks ]
  7. Serum hs-CRP after 9 weeks of product consumption. [ Time Frame: 9 weeks ]
  8. Plasma fibrinogen after 9 weeks of product consumption. [ Time Frame: 9 weeks ]
  9. Plasma homocysteine after 9 weeks of product consumption. [ Time Frame: 9 weeks ]
  10. GI health questionnaire score after 6 and 9 weeks of product consumption. [ Time Frame: 6 and 9 weeks ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Males and females aged 20 to 75 years.
  • LDL-C ≥ 3.40 mmol/L at visits V0 and V2-1 (<15% variation between visits V0 and V2-1).
  • TG < 4.00 mmol/L (checked at visits V0 and V2-1).
  • BMI between 23.0 to 32.5 kg/m2.
  • Subject understands and accepts to follow the dietary recommendations advisable for hypercholesterolemic patients (according to NCEP-ATP III guidelines)
  • Judged by the investigators as compliant (>80%) with product consumption (check at V2-1), and motivated.
  • Subjects taking stable doses of thyroid hormone and anti-hypertensive agents will be permitted, as long as these are continued equivalently throughout the duration of study.
  • Agreement to maintain current level of physical activity throughout the study.
  • If female, subject is not of child bearing potential. Defined as females who have had a hysterectomy or oophorectomy, bilateral tubal ligation or are post-menopausal (natural or surgically with > 1 year since last menstruation) OR Female subject of childbearing potential must agree to use a medically approved method of birth control and have a negative urine pregnancy test result. Acceptable methods of birth control include Hormonal contraceptives including oral contraceptives, hormone birth control patch (Ortho Evra), vaginal contraceptive ring (NuvaRing), injectable contraceptives (Depo-Provera, Lunelle), or hormone implant (Norplant System); Intrauterine devices; Vasectomy of partner.
  • Voluntary, written, informed consent to participate in the study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Use of cholesterol lowering prescription drugs within the last 6 months.
  • Use of plant sterols, omega 3, fish oil, soy protein, soluble oat fiber, psyllium seed husk, or other cholesterol lowering non-prescription supplements within last 1 month.
  • History of chronic use of alcohol (>2 drinks/d).
  • History of heavy smoking (≥20 cigarettes/d).
  • Use of systemic antibodies, corticosteroids, androgens, or phenytoin.
  • Immune-compromised subjects (e.g. AIDS, lymphoma, subjects undergoing long-term corticosteroid treatment).
  • Subject having experienced any cardiovascular event (myocardial infarction, coronary artery bypass, or other major surgical procedures) in the last 6 months.
  • Subjects with elevated LDL-C (≥ 3.40 mmol/L) and high (>20%) CVD risk estimated by the Framingham risk score.
  • Previously diagnosed Type I or Type II diabetes or any other endocrine disorders such as adrenal insufficiency, Cushing's disease, hyperthyroidism, hypopituitarism or polycystic ovary syndrome.
  • Subject receiving systemic treatment or topical treatment likely to interfere with evaluation of the study parameters.
  • Subject currently involved in a clinical trial or in an exclusion period following participation in another clinical trial.
  • History of angina, congestive heart failure, inflammatory bowel disease, pancreatitis, gastrointestinal, renal, pulmonary, hepatic or biliary disease, or cancer (evidence of active lesions, chemotherapy or surgery in the past year).
  • Clinically significant abnormal laboratory results at screening.
  • Chronic user of probiotics or fibre laxative (greater than 2 doses/wk), or stimulant laxatives.
  • History of eating disorders.
  • Exercise greater than 15 miles/wk or 4,000 kcal/wk.
  • For female subjects: Pregnancy, breast feeding, or intent to get pregnant.
  • Allergy or sensitivity to test product ingredients.
  • Allergy or sensitivity to all 3 antibiotics (Clindamycin, Erythromycin and Ampicillin).
  • Diagnosis of anemia or bleeding disorders

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02734706

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Canada, Ontario
KGK Synergize Inc.
London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 5R8
Sponsors and Collaborators
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Responsible Party: UAS Labs LLC Identifier: NCT02734706    
Other Study ID Numbers: 15LCHU
First Posted: April 12, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 10, 2019
Last Verified: May 2019
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Lipid Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases