Effect of the Plantago Ovata Husk on the Lipid Profile of Patients With Hypercholesterolemia

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 17, 2007
Last Update Posted : July 17, 2007
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Rottapharm Spain

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To determine the capacity to reduce by 5% the concentrations of plasma LDL-c by treatment with soluble fibre-Plantago ovata husk- added to a low saturated fat diet in patients with moderate hypercholesterolemia. [ Time Frame: 16 weeks ]
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  • To study the combined cholesterol lowering effect of treatment with Plantago ovata husk and statins to achieve the therapeutic objective [ Time Frame: 16 weeks ]
  • To analyse the effect of Plantago ovata husk fibre on blood pressure [ Time Frame: 16 weeks ]
  • To evaluate whether the response on plasma lipids is modulated by the polymorphisms of apolipoprotein E, cholesterol ester transfer protein (CETP), apolipoprotein A-V and Fatty acid binding protein 2 (FABP2) [ Time Frame: 16 weeks ]
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Effect of the Plantago Ovata Husk on the Lipid Profile of Patients With Hypercholesterolemia
Multicentre, Comparative, Double-Blind, Two-Arm Parallel Clinical Trial of the Effects of Treatment With Plantago Ovata Husk on the Lipid Profile of Patients With Hypercholesterolemia
The hypothesis of this study is that soluble fibre may contribute to a reduction of the low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-c), and the combined effect with a statin may achieve an optimisation of the cholesterol-lowering effects in adults with several cardiovascular risk factors.

It has been demonstrated that high concentrations of cholesterol and low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL, high risk cholesterol) are the major risk factors for heart disease, myocardial infarction and angina pectoris. Moreover, these conditions represent the major cause of death in the Western world.

Of the measures established to reduce blood cholesterol levels, the introduction of consumption of dietary fibre is a novelty. The term dietary fibre defines a variety of substances that are found in plants and are resistant to digestion by human gastrointestinal enzymes.

The studies performed up until now to determine the effects of fibre on blood lipids have demonstrated that consumption of soluble fibre can reduce cholesterol.

Phase 2
Phase 3
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Cardiovascular Disease
Drug: Plantago ovata husk
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Crescenti A, Solà R, Valls RM, Caimari A, Del Bas JM, Anguera A, Anglés N, Arola L. Cocoa Consumption Alters the Global DNA Methylation of Peripheral Leukocytes in Humans with Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors: A Randomized Controlled Trial. PLoS One. 2013 Jun 26;8(6):e65744. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0065744. Print 2013.

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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Levels of LDL-c between >130 mg/dl and <189 mg/dl
  • Presence at least 1 of the cardiovascular risk factor defined as:
  • age above 45 years in men and 55 years in women
  • smoker
  • high blood pressure
  • HDL-c < 40 mg/dl in men and <46 mg/dl in women
  • family background of early heart disease
  • Patients who have given informed consent
  • Patients who will be capable of following diet guidelines

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Triglycerides >350 mg/dl
  • History of cardiovascular disease

    • treatment with statins prior to the beginning of the trial and who have not dropped out at least 2 months before the beginning of the study
  • Diabetes mellitus
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
20 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
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EudraCT number: 2004-002184-24
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Rottapharm Spain
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Study Chair: Rosa Solà, MD, phD Hosp. Universitario San Joan de Reus , Spain
Principal Investigator: Manuel Castro, MD, phD Hosp. Saint Franciscus Gasthuis, Rotterdam (Netherlands)
Principal Investigator: Eric Brucker, MD, phD Hosp. de la Pitié, Paris (France)
Principal Investigator: Mª Cruz Almaraz, MD Hosp. Universitario Carlos Haya, Málaga (Spain)
Principal Investigator: Xavier Luque, MD Centro de Atención Primaria Alcover, Tarragona (Spain)
Principal Investigator: José Vicente Vaquer, MD Centro de Salud Petrer I, Alicante (Spain)
Principal Investigator: Luis de Teresa, MD Hosp. San Vicente de Raspeig, Alicante (Spain)
Principal Investigator: Silvia Narejos, MD Centro de Atención Primaria Centelles, Barcelona (Spain)
Principal Investigator: Xavier Farrés, MD Centro de Atención Primaria El Remei, Vic, Barcelona (Spain)
Principal Investigator: José Miguel Martínez, MD Centro de Salud Tomás Ortuño, Benidorm, Alicante (Spain)
Rottapharm Spain
July 2007

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