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Moringa Oleifera on Bone Density

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 20, 2017
Last Update Posted : January 20, 2017
North Carolina Agriculture & Technical State University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Edward Merritt, Appalachian State University

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of Moringa Oleifera on the structure and function of bone in post-menopausal women ingesting 1000 mg of Moringa Oleifera daily for 12 weeks.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Osteoporosis, Osteopenia Postmenopausal Osteoporosis Dietary Supplement: Moringa Oleifera Dietary Supplement: Cabbage Placebo Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 20 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: Effect of Moringa Oleifera on Bone Density in Post-Menopausal Women
Study Start Date : July 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2016

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MedlinePlus related topics: Bone Density

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Moringa treatment
Moringa Oleifera was distributed in two 500mg capsules of dried and powdered Moringa Oleifera leaves. Two capsules were taken daily.
Dietary Supplement: Moringa Oleifera
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
The placebo consisted of dried and powdered cabbage in two 500mg capsules. Two capsules were taken daily.
Dietary Supplement: Cabbage Placebo

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Bone Density [ Time Frame: 12 weeks after start of intervention ]
    Measured by Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry

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Ages Eligible for Study:   60 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Gender Based Eligibility:   Yes
Gender Eligibility Description:   Females only
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Between 60 -70 years old
  • Female

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Fracture in non-dominant forearm/wrist or lower leg.
  • Currently taking blood thinners
  • Currently taking estrogen supplements
  • Have had a hysterectomy

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03026660

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United States, North Carolina
Appalachian State University
Boone, North Carolina, United States, 28608
Sponsors and Collaborators
Appalachian State University
North Carolina Agriculture & Technical State University
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Principal Investigator: Edward K Merritt, PhD Appalachian State University


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Responsible Party: Edward Merritt, Assistant professor, Appalachian State University Identifier: NCT03026660     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 15-0257
First Posted: January 20, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 20, 2017
Last Verified: January 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Edward Merritt, Appalachian State University:
Moringa Oleifera
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Bone Diseases, Metabolic
Osteoporosis, Postmenopausal
Bone Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Metabolic Diseases