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Development of NIC5-15 in the Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease

This study has been completed.
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
Humanetics Corporation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
VA Office of Research and Development Identifier:
First received: May 4, 2007
Last updated: January 5, 2017
Last verified: January 2017
Results First Received: January 16, 2014  
Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized;   Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment;   Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor);   Primary Purpose: Treatment
Conditions: Alzheimer Disease
Interventions: Drug: NIC5-15
Drug: Placebo

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Recruitment Details
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Pre-Assignment Details
Significant events and approaches for the overall study following participant enrollment, but prior to group assignment
5 subjects did not meet entry criteria and were not baselined

Reporting Groups

NIC5-15: a natural product, found in many foods and plants with mild insulin sensitizing effects. Subjects received escalating doses of 1500, 3000 and 5000 mg daily over the course of the study.

Subjects with Alzheimer's Disease


Placebo: placebo comparator identical in pill size, appearance and number

Subjects with Alzheimer's Disease

Participant Flow:   Overall Study
    NIC5-15   Placebo
STARTED   7   3 
COMPLETED   6   3 
Withdrawal by Subject                1                0 

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Population Description
Explanation of how the number of participants for analysis was determined. Includes whether analysis was per protocol, intention to treat, or another method. Also provides relevant details such as imputation technique, as appropriate.
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Reporting Groups

Subjects with Alzheimer's Disease

NIC5-15: a natural product, found in many foods and plants with mild insulin sensitizing effects


Subjects with Alzheimer's Disease

Placebo: placebo comparator

Total Total of all reporting groups

Baseline Measures
   NIC5-15   Placebo   Total 
Overall Participants Analyzed 
[Units: Participants]
 7   3   10 
[Units: Years]
Mean (Standard Deviation)
 70.4  (12.5)   69.7  (13.9)   70.05  (.49) 
[Units: Participants]
Count of Participants
Female      3  42.9%      1  33.3%      4  40.0% 
Male      4  57.1%      2  66.7%      6  60.0% 
[Units: Years of Education]
Mean (Standard Deviation)
 12.3  (4.6)   18.0  (2.0)   15.15  (4.0) 

  Outcome Measures
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1.  Primary:   Safety Assessments: Number of Participants With Adverse Events   [ Time Frame: Safety Labs, Physical Exams: 6 times over 7 weeks. Adverse Events assessed 21 times over the course of 7 weeks ]

2.  Secondary:   Changes From Baseline in Clinical Measures of Cognition at Terminal Visit   [ Time Frame: baseline and six weeks ]

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Limitations of the study, such as early termination leading to small numbers of participants analyzed and technical problems with measurement leading to unreliable or uninterpretable data
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Certain Agreements:  
Principal Investigators are NOT employed by the organization sponsoring the study.
There is NOT an agreement between Principal Investigators and the Sponsor (or its agents) that restricts the PI's rights to discuss or publish trial results after the trial is completed.

Results Point of Contact:  
Name/Title: Dr. Hillel Grossman
Organization: James J Peters VA Medical Center
phone: 718-584-9000 ext 5752

Responsible Party: VA Office of Research and Development Identifier: NCT00470418     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MHBB-009-06S
R21AT003302-01A1 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
Study First Received: May 4, 2007
Results First Received: January 16, 2014
Last Updated: January 5, 2017