Lepticore in Metabolic Syndrome and Weight Loss

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 12, 2010
Last Update Posted : January 12, 2010
Cameroon Nutritional Science Society
Information provided by:
University of Yaounde 1

January 11, 2010
January 12, 2010
January 12, 2010
August 2009
November 2009   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Improvement of symptoms of metabolic syndrome [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
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No Changes Posted
Change in weight [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
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Lepticore in Metabolic Syndrome and Weight Loss
The Use of LeptiCore® in Reducing Fat Gain and Managing Weight Loss in Patients With Metabolic Syndrome
Metabolic syndrome is directly related to obesity. This study investigated the use of a plant based formulation to improve on the condition of people with metabolic syndrome.

LeptiCore is a proprietary combination of various ingredients which have been shown to have properties which could be beneficial to weight loss in obese and overweight human subjects. This study evaluates the effect of Lepticore on bodyweight as well as parameters associated with obesity and metabolic syndrome.

The study was an 8 week randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled design involving 92 obese (mean BMI>30kg/m2) participants (37 males; 55 females; ages 19-52; mean age = 30.7). The participants were randomly divided into three groups: placebo (n=30), LeptiCore formula A (low dose) (n=31) and LeptiCore formula B (high dose) (n=31). Capsules containing the placebo or active formulations were administered twice daily before meals with 300 ml of water. None of the participants followed any specific diet nor took any weight-reducing medications for the duration of the study. A total of 12 anthropomorphic and serological measurements were taken at the beginning of the study and after 2, 4, 6, and 8 weeks of treatment.

Phase 1
Phase 2
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Care Provider)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
  • Obesity
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperglycemia
Dietary Supplement: Lepticore
300 mg twice daily
Other Name: Plant based polysaccharides
Experimental: Lepticore
Intervention: Dietary Supplement: Lepticore
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
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November 2009
November 2009   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • BMI >30 kg/m2
  • Total cholesterol >200 mg/dl
  • LDL cholesterol >160 mg/dl
  • HDL cholesterol <40 mg/dl; triglycerides >150 mg/dl
  • Fasting blood glucose >100 mg/dl
  • Blood pressure >130/85 mmHg.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Morbid obesity (BMI >40 kg/m2 )
  • Diabetes mellitus requiring daily insulin management
  • Pregnancy/lactation
  • Active infection
  • Systemic disease such as HIV/AIDS,
  • Use of any cholesterol-lowering medications 30 days prior to study
  • Enrollment in another clinical study within the past 6 months.
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
19 Years to 52 Years   (Adult)
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Pr. Julius Oben - Head of Laboratory of Nutrition & Nutritional Biochemistry, University of Yaounde 1
University of Yaounde 1
Cameroon Nutritional Science Society
Principal Investigator: Julius E Oben, PhD University of Yaounde 1
University of Yaounde 1
July 2009

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