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Mars Flavanol Exercise and Cognitive Function Study

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01180127
First Posted: August 11, 2010
Last Update Posted: January 27, 2015
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Collaborator:
Mars, Inc.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
New York State Psychiatric Institute
Results First Submitted: December 23, 2014  
Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized;   Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment;   Masking: Single (Investigator);   Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Condition: Cognitive Function
Interventions: Dietary Supplement: Flavanol containing food product
Behavioral: Aerobic training
Dietary Supplement: Food product lacking flavanol
Behavioral: Wait list control

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Recruitment Details
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Pre-Assignment Details
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Reporting Groups
  Description
Exercise, Dietary Intervention

aerobic training and flavanol containing food product

Flavanol containing food product: 12 weeks, 2X/day, 20g serving

Aerobic training: 4X/week, 1 hour/session at 75% maximum HR

no Exercise, Dietary Intervention

wait list control plus flavanol containing food product for 12 weeks

Flavanol containing food product: 12 weeks, 2X/day, 20g serving

Wait list control: 12 week wait list control condition during which participant abstain from aerobic exercise

Exercise, Food Additive Lacking Flavanol

aerobic training plus food additive without flavanol

Aerobic training: 4X/week, 1 hour/session at 75% maximum HR

Placebo food additive: 20 g serving, 2X/day, food additive lacking flavanol

Wait List Control Food Additive Without Flavanol

12 weeks of wait list control status plus food additive without the flavanol containing food product

Placebo food additive: 20 g serving, 2X/day, food additive lacking flavanol

Wait list control: 12 week wait list control condition during which participant abstain from aerobic exercise


Participant Flow:   Overall Study
    Exercise, Dietary Intervention   no Exercise, Dietary Intervention   Exercise, Food Additive Lacking Flavanol   Wait List Control Food Additive Without Flavanol
STARTED   10   11   10   10 
COMPLETED   8   11   9   9 
NOT COMPLETED   2   0   1   1 



  Baseline Characteristics
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Population Description
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Reporting Groups
  Description
Exercise, Dietary Intervention

aerobic training and flavanol containing food product

Flavanol containing food product: 12 weeks, 2X/day, 20g serving

Aerobic training: 4X/week, 1 hour/session at 75% maximum HR

no Exercise, Dietary Intervention

wait list control plus flavanol containing food product for 12 weeks

Flavanol containing food product: 12 weeks, 2X/day, 20g serving

Wait list control: 12 week wait list control condition during which participant abstain from aerobic exercise

Exercise, Food Additive Lacking Flavonol

aerobic training plus food additive without flavanol

Aerobic training: 4X/week, 1 hour/session at 75% maximum HR

Placebo food additive: 20 g serving, 2X/day, food additive lacking flavanol

Wait List Control Food Additive Without Flavonol

12 weeks of wait list control status plus food additive without the flavanol containing food product

Placebo food additive: 20 g serving, 2X/day, food additive lacking flavanol

Wait list control: 12 week wait list control condition during which participant abstain from aerobic exercise

Total Total of all reporting groups

Baseline Measures
   Exercise, Dietary Intervention   no Exercise, Dietary Intervention   Exercise, Food Additive Lacking Flavonol   Wait List Control Food Additive Without Flavonol   Total 
Overall Participants Analyzed 
[Units: Participants]
 10   11   10   10   41 
Age 
[Units: Years]
Mean (Standard Deviation)
 58.4  (4.9)   57.5  (5.34)   56.6  (5.56)   56.6  (3.7)   57.5  (4.89) 
Gender 
[Units: Participants]
         
Female   8   7   7   7   29 
Male   2   4   3   3   12 
Ethnicity (NIH/OMB) 
[Units: Participants]
         
Hispanic or Latino   1   2   3   4   10 
Not Hispanic or Latino   9   9   7   6   31 
Unknown or Not Reported   0   0   0   0   0 
Race (NIH/OMB) 
[Units: Participants]
         
American Indian or Alaska Native   0   0   0   0   0 
Asian   1   0   0   1   2 
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander   0   0   0   0   0 
Black or African American   1   2   2   2   7 
White   7   6   6   4   23 
More than one race   0   0   0   0   0 
Unknown or Not Reported   1   3   2   3   9 
Region of Enrollment 
[Units: Participants]
         
United States   10   11   10   10   41 


  Outcome Measures
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1.  Primary:   CBV-fMRI (Cerebral Blood Volume-functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging)   [ Time Frame: Up to 12 weeks after exercise/dietary intervention exposure ]

2.  Primary:   ModBent (Modified Benton Visual Retention Test)   [ Time Frame: Up to 12 weeks after exercise/dietary intervention exposure ]

3.  Secondary:   Modified Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test   [ Time Frame: Up to 12 weeks after exercise/dietary intervention exposure ]

4.  Secondary:   VO2max   [ Time Frame: Up to 12 weeks after exercise/dietary intervention exposure ]


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  Limitations and Caveats
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Certain Agreements:  
All Principal Investigators ARE employed by the organization sponsoring the study.


Results Point of Contact:  
Name/Title: Richard Sloan
Organization: Columbia University Medical Center, Division of Behavioral Medicine in Psychiatry
phone: 646-774-8940
e-mail: rps7@cumc.columbia.edu


Publications:

Responsible Party: New York State Psychiatric Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01180127     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 5804
First Submitted: May 21, 2010
First Posted: August 11, 2010
Results First Submitted: December 23, 2014
Results First Posted: January 27, 2015
Last Update Posted: January 27, 2015