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Effect of Garlic on Inflammatory Mediators

This study has suspended participant recruitment.
(Results inconclusive)
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Albany Medical College Identifier:
First received: January 10, 2006
Last updated: March 19, 2007
Last verified: March 2007

January 10, 2006
March 19, 2007
April 2006
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1. To examine the pharmacokinetics of the garlic oil macerate.
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2. To examine the effect of garlic oil macerate on inflammatory mechanisms at the cellular and molecular level.
Same as current
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Effect of Garlic on Inflammatory Mediators
Effect of Garlic Oil Macerate on Inflammatory Mediators in Healthy Normal Weight and Obese Subjects.
This research will investigate the effect of garlic oil extract when added to daily diet on inflammatory mediators and blood clotting activation.
To investigate the pharmacokinetics of one of the garlic oil macerate, Ajoene, the anti-inflammatory effect of garlic oil macerate on the pro-inflammatory transcription factor NF-kB, it's activating proteins, including IkB, IkB Kinases a and B (IKKa and IKKB) and the pro-inflammatory NF-kB-regulated proteins, c-reactive protein (CRP), tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-a), soluble intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (sICAM-1), soluble vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (sVCAM-1), matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9), plasminogen activated protein-1 (PAI-1)and the effect of garlic oil macerate intake on platelet activation in normal subjects.
Phase 4
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Drug: Garlic Oil Macerate
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
March 2007
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 years of age and older
  • Normal subjects with BMI <25, obese subjects with BMI >30
  • Subjects who have consented to adhere to the diet, regular weekly visits, and blood draws.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects on any antioxidant medication.
  • Patient on non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug.
  • On any agent with antioxidant properties.
  • History of drug or alcohol abuse.
  • Any life threatening disease.
  • On any agent with significant antioxidant properties.
  • Taking garlic extracts in the diet regularly.
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
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United States
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Albany Medical College
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Principal Investigator: Howard S Smith, MD Albany Medical College
Principal Investigator: Shaker A Mousa, PhD Albany College of Pharmacy
Principal Investigator: Ahmad Aljada, PhD Albany College of Pharmacy
Albany Medical College
March 2007

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