The Use of Irvingia Gabonensis (Bush Mango)and Cissus Quadrangularis to Reduce Weight and Blood Lipids

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 10, 2007
Last Update Posted : September 10, 2007
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Gateway Health Alliance

September 6, 2007
September 10, 2007
September 10, 2007
January 2007
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Weight change [ Time Frame: 10 weeks ]
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Blood lipids Body fat Fasting blood glucose [ Time Frame: 10 weeks ]
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The Use of Irvingia Gabonensis (Bush Mango)and Cissus Quadrangularis to Reduce Weight and Blood Lipids
The Effect of Combining Cissus Quadrangularis and Irvingia Gabonensis on Obesity and Obesity Related Diseases
Hypothesis: Cissus quadrangularis as well as Irvingia gabonensis are used in weight management and related conditions. This study set out to investigate if a combination of the two could have additional benefits to overweight and obese people.

To assess and compare the effects of administration of Cissus quadrangularis (Linn) and a Cissus quadrangularis /Irvingia gabonensis combination on body weight blood pressure, fasting blood glucose, plasma total and LDL cholesterol in 72 overweight and obese subjects.

The study was a 10 week randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled design, involving 72 obese or overweight participants. Participants were randomly divided into three groups (24 participants/ group):

Group 1 - Placebo; Group 2 - Cissus quadrangularis (CQ); Group 3 - Cissus quadrangularis and Irvingia gabonensis (CQ-IG).

The placebo (250mg) or active formulations ((150 mg CQ and 250 mg CQ-IG) were administered twice daily before meals. Weight as well as fasting blood was taken at baseline, and at 4, 8 and 10 weeks.

No major dietary changes or exercises were suggested during the study.

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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Obesity
  • Overweight
  • Dyslipidemia
Dietary Supplement: Irvingia/cissus combo
Other Name: Irvingia cissus combo
Active Comparator: 1
Comparison of actives for synergy
Intervention: Dietary Supplement: Irvingia/cissus combo
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April 2007
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • BMI>26kg/m2

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Diabetics
  • Pregnant and lactating
  • Subjects on any other weight loss program
  • Following any specific low calorie diet
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
19 Years to 55 Years   (Adult)
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Gateway Health Alliance
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Principal Investigator: Julius E OBEN, PhD University of Yaounde 1
Gateway Health Alliance
September 2007

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