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Homocyst(e)Ine, Vitamin Status, and CVD Risk

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00005482
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 26, 2000
Last Update Posted : February 10, 2016
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Information provided by:
University of Washington

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date May 25, 2000
First Posted Date May 26, 2000
Last Update Posted Date February 10, 2016
Study Start Date September 1995
Primary Completion Date Not Provided
Current Primary Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Primary Outcome Measures Not Provided
Change History
Current Secondary Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Secondary Outcome Measures Not Provided
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
 
Descriptive Information
Brief Title Homocyst(e)Ine, Vitamin Status, and CVD Risk
Official Title Not Provided
Brief Summary To test the hypotheses that the risk of myocardial infarction and/or stroke is associated with elevated plasma levels of homocysteine, and low plasma levels of folate, vitamins B12 and B6.
Detailed Description

BACKGROUND:

Elevated plasma homocyst(e)ine is a risk factor for vascular disease in middle-aged men. Supplementation with folate, and to some extent vitamins B12 and B6, can reduce plasma homocyst(e)ine levels. There is also evidence from in vitro studies that the adverse atherogenic or thrombotic effects of Lp(a) may be greatly enhanced by homocyst(e)ine. The high prevalence of low levels of folate and vitamins B12 and B6 among the elderly in the United States has led to the hypothesis that a substantial portion of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality among older persons could be prevented by increasing intake of these nutrients to reduce plasma levels of homocysteine. Little is known, however, regarding the relationship of homocysteine, folate, B vitamins, and Lp(a) to cardiovascular disease among the elderly, among whom CVD represents the leading cause of morbidity and mortality.

DESIGN NARRATIVE:

In this ancillary study to the prospective Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS), a case-cohort design was used to test hypotheses that the risk of myocardial infarction and/or stoke was associated with elevated plasma levels of homocysteine, and low plasma levels of folate, vitamins B12 and B6. Further, a determination was made whether elevated plasma levels of homocysteine and Lp(a) interacted to increase substantially the risk of myocardial infarction and/or stroke above that due to either factor alone. The sub-cohort was used to study the relationship between the factors under study and progression of sub-clinical atherosclerosis. For each case and sub-cohort member, an aliquot of fasting plasma drawn at baseline was analyzed for homocysteine, folate B12, and B6 concentrations. [Values of plasma Lp(a) were determined at baseline.] Results of these assays were combined with other CHS data to address the hypothesis that the risk of myocardial infarction and/or stroke was associated with elevated plasma levels of homocysteine, and low plasma levels of folate, vitamins B12 and B6.

Study Type Observational
Study Design Not Provided
Target Follow-Up Duration Not Provided
Biospecimen Not Provided
Sampling Method Not Provided
Study Population Not Provided
Condition
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Cerebrovascular Accident
  • Coronary Disease
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Heart Diseases
  • Hyperhomocysteinemia
Intervention Not Provided
Study Groups/Cohorts Not Provided
Publications * Not Provided

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status Completed
Enrollment Not Provided
Original Enrollment Not Provided
Study Completion Date March 1999
Primary Completion Date Not Provided
Eligibility Criteria No eligibility criteria
Sex/Gender
Sexes Eligible for Study: Male
Ages up to 100 Years   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers No
Contacts Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries Not Provided
Removed Location Countries  
 
Administrative Information
NCT Number NCT00005482
Other Study ID Numbers 4969
R01HL054711 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
Has Data Monitoring Committee Not Provided
U.S. FDA-regulated Product Not Provided
IPD Sharing Statement Not Provided
Responsible Party Not Provided
Study Sponsor University of Washington
Collaborators National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Investigators Not Provided
PRS Account University of Washington
Verification Date June 2000