Cheese and Human Health

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified October 2009 by University of Copenhagen.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : June 9, 2010
Last Update Posted : June 9, 2010
The Danish Dairy Research Foundation, Denmark
National Dairy Council
Information provided by:
University of Copenhagen

June 4, 2010
June 9, 2010
June 9, 2010
January 2010
June 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  • Total cholesterol [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]
  • LDL cholesterol [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]
  • HDL cholesterol [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]
  • Triglyceride [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]
Same as current
No Changes Posted
  • Insulin [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]
  • Glucose [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]
  • fasting hsCRP [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]
  • Blood pressure [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]
Same as current
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Cheese and Human Health
Effects of Hard Cheese and Butter on Markers of Cardiovascular Disease -A Randomized Controlled Dietary Human Intervention

The aim of this study is to examine if a diet rich in cheese will have a beneficial effect on risk markers of cardiovascular disease compared to a diet rich in butter.

The primary parameters are total cholesterol as well as LDL-, HDL cholesterol and triacylglycerol (TAG). The secondary parameters are hsCRP, markers of insulin resistance, fasting insulin and glucose (HOMA). Furthermore bloodpressure is measured.

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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Cardiovascular Disease
Other: cheese
the effect of cheese intake versus butter intake on blood lipids (primarily)
Other Name: cheese, butter, dairy
  • Active Comparator: butter
    Danish butter
    Intervention: Other: cheese
  • Experimental: cheese
    Intervention: Other: cheese
Hjerpsted J, Leedo E, Tholstrup T. Cheese intake in large amounts lowers LDL-cholesterol concentrations compared with butter intake of equal fat content. Am J Clin Nutr. 2011 Dec;94(6):1479-84. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.111.022426. Epub 2011 Oct 26.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
Unknown status
Same as current
December 2011
June 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Sign written consent
  • Age: 20-70
  • BMI: 20-32
  • Refrain from dietary supplements and blood donations prior to, and during the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Known or suspected abuse of alcohol, drugs or medication
  • Poor compliance
  • Current or previously cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes Mellitus or other severe chronic disease, including severe allergies
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
20 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
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Tine Tholstrup, Dpt Human Nutrition, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
University of Copenhagen
  • The Danish Dairy Research Foundation, Denmark
  • National Dairy Council
Principal Investigator: Tine Tholstrup, PhD Department of Human Nutrition, University of Copenhagen
University of Copenhagen
October 2009

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