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Effects of Lutein on Visual Function

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: NCT03113864
Recruitment Status : Terminated (Recruiting Issue)
First Posted : April 14, 2017
Last Update Posted : December 6, 2018
DSM Nutritional Products, Inc.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Kemin Foods LC

Brief Summary:
Randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled intervention trial on the ocular benefits and inflammatory markers improvements of taking FloraGLO Lutein for 9 months. The population of interest is middle-aged men and women who have low levels of carotenoids in their eyes.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Healthy Nutrition Poor Dietary Supplement: Placebo Dietary Supplement: Lutein Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

The participants will be given a brief explanation of the study and asked to sign an informed consent form. During the screening visit, pre-study parameters will be measured in order to assess the subjects' eligibility to participate.

These include:

  1. Medical History
  2. Vital signs, Height and weight and BMI calculation
  3. Visual Parameters
  4. Blood draw for clinical chemistry and hematological safety

Intervention Period:

At baseline visual parameters and a serum sample for analysis of inflammatory markers will be taken. Supplements will be dispensed. Study visits will then be conducted every 3 months. At these visits, subjects will have visual parameters, adverse events, study diary, vitals, a questionnaire evaluating health/diet/exercise/alcohol, product distribution and compliance checked. A final serum/plasma sample will be taken at the final visit for re-assessment of safety parameters and inflammatory markers.

Compliance check:

The number of tablets dispensed at baseline and returned, as well as all intake information from a subject diary. Per protocol population is defined apriori as >80%.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 14 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Intervention Model Description: Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel Intervention Trial
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Masking Description: All parties involved in the study are blinded
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Beneficial Effects of Lutein on Visual Function in Healthy Subjects
Actual Study Start Date : April 15, 2017
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 30, 2018
Actual Study Completion Date : June 30, 2018

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Drug Information available for: Lutein

Arm Intervention/treatment
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Will be identical looking to treatment
Dietary Supplement: Placebo
Daily supplementation for 9 months

Experimental: Lutein
10 mg of FloraGLO Lutein
Dietary Supplement: Lutein
Daily Supplementation for 9 months

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Co-primary outcome: Cone Sensitivity Recovery [ Time Frame: 9 months ]
    Visual Parameter

  2. Co-primary outcome: Chromatic Contrast Sensitivity [ Time Frame: 9 months ]
    Visual Parameter

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Dark Adaption [ Time Frame: 9 months ]
    Visual Parameter

  2. Macular Pigment Optical Density [ Time Frame: 9 months ]
    Visual Parameter

  3. Visual Acuity [ Time Frame: 9 months ]
    Visual Parameter

  4. Complement Factor D, C5a, and MAC [ Time Frame: 9 months ]
    Inflammatory Marker

  5. Plasma Carotenoid Levels [ Time Frame: 9 months ]
    Blood Marker

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Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Men and women age 40-60 years
  • Corrected Visual Acuity of 20/20 to 20/25
  • MPOD 0.05- 0.30 OD units
  • Must be able to give written informed consent in English
  • BMI < or = 30 kg/m2
  • Subject is willing to maintain a habitual diet and physical activity patterns throughout the study period

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Use of carotenoid, fish oil, or n-3 fatty acid supplements (within 2 months of study start)
  • Ocular pathologies
  • History of active small bowel disease or resection
  • Uncontrolled hypertension
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Pancreatic disease
  • Pregnancy (or planning to become pregnant) or lactation
  • Diseases that interfere with fat absorption
  • Medication or supplements that contain a significant level of carotenoids
  • Medications that interfere with fat absorption
  • Use of drugs suspected of interfering with metabolism of blood clotting
  • Chronic alcohol intake
  • Stroke, head injury with loss of consciousness or seizures
  • Severe Amblyopia resulting in visual acuity worse than 0.4 MAR
  • Subject is a heavy smoker (> 1 pack/day)
  • A regular consumer of lutein rich foods or lutein supplements
  • A regular consumer of foods high in DHA intake or DHA supplements
  • Subject has donated more than 300 mL of blood during the last three months prior to screening

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03113864

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United Kingdom
The University of Manchester
Manchester, United Kindgom, United Kingdom, M13 9PL
Sponsors and Collaborators
Kemin Foods LC
DSM Nutritional Products, Inc.
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Responsible Party: Kemin Foods LC Identifier: NCT03113864    
Other Study ID Numbers: 16-004
First Posted: April 14, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 6, 2018
Last Verified: April 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 Kemin Foods LC:
Eye Health
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Nutrition Disorders