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A Single Supplement of a Standardised Bilberry Extract Modifies Glycaemic Response

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01245270
First Posted: November 22, 2010
Last Update Posted: June 20, 2017
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Aberdeen
Results First Submitted: August 23, 2013  
Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized;   Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment;   Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator);   Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition: Type 2 Diabetes
Interventions: Dietary Supplement: Bilberry capsule first, then control cap
Dietary Supplement: Control capsule first then bilberry cap

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Recruitment Details
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Eight male volunteer subjects with T2D controlled by diet and lifestyle alone or with impaired glucose tolerance were recruited from the Aberdeen area of the UK. Subjects were only included if they were not on any special religious or prescribed diet and had a stable weight.

Pre-Assignment Details
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Reporting Groups
  Description
Single Control Capsule First Then Bilberry Capsule In a cross-over design, volunteers (n 8) were randomised and double-blinded into two groups matched for BMI as well as age and given a single capsule of either 0·47 g of Mirtoselect® (a standardised bilberry extract (36 % (w/w) anthocyanins)) which equates to about 50 g of fresh bilberries formulated in gelatin capsules or a control capsule consisting of microcrystalline cellulose in an opaque gelatin capsule, followed by oral glucose tolerance testing (OGTT). The reverse procedure was conducted following a 2-week washout period. The volunteers were asked to consume a low-phytochemical diet 3 d before taking the capsule and for the 24 h after taking the capsule on both occasions. In addition the volunteers were asked to record what they ate over the same period in a food diary to ensure that they adhered to the low-phytochemical diet. Subjects were reimbursed travelling expenses on completion of the study.
Single Bilberry Capsule First Then Control Capsule In a cross-over design, volunteers (n 8) were randomised and double-blinded into two groups matched for BMI as well as age and given a single capsule of either 0·47 g of Mirtoselect® (a standardised bilberry extract (36 % (w/w) anthocyanins)) which equates to about 50 g of fresh bilberries formulated in gelatin capsules or a control capsule consisting of microcrystalline cellulose in an opaque gelatin capsule, followed by oral glucose tolerance testing (OGTT). The reverse procedure was conducted following a 2-week washout period. The volunteers were asked to consume a low-phytochemical diet 3 d before taking the capsule and for the 24 h after taking the capsule on both occasions. In addition the volunteers were asked to record what they ate over the same period in a food diary to ensure that they adhered to the low-phytochemical diet. Subjects were reimbursed travelling expenses on completion of the study.

Participant Flow:   Overall Study
    Single Control Capsule First Then Bilberry Capsule   Single Bilberry Capsule First Then Control Capsule
STARTED   4 [1]   4 [1] 
COMPLETED   4 [1]   4 [1] 
NOT COMPLETED   0   0 
[1] In a cross-over design, volunteers (n=8) were randomised and double blinded into two groups (n=4)



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Population Description
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Reporting Groups
  Description
Bilberry Capsule First, Then Control Capsule In a cross-over design, eight volunteers were randomised and double-blinded into two groups matched for BMI as well as age and given a single capsule of either 0·47 g of Mirtoselect® (a standardised bilberry extract (36 % (w/w) anthocyanins)) which equates to about 50 g of fresh bilberries formulated in gelatin capsules or a control capsule consisting of microcrystalline cellulose in an opaque gelatin capsule, followed by oral glucose tolerance testing (OGTT). The reverse procedure was conducted following a 2-week washout period. The volunteers were asked to consume a low-phytochemical diet 3 d before taking the capsule and for the 24 h after taking the capsule on both occasions. In addition the volunteers were asked to record what they ate over the same period in a food diary to ensure that they adhered to the low-phytochemical diet. Subjects were reimbursed travelling expenses on completion of the study.
Control Capsule First, Then Bilberry Capsule In a cross-over design, eight volunteers were randomised and double-blinded into two groups matched for BMI as well as age and given a single capsule of either 0·47 g of Mirtoselect® (a standardised bilberry extract (36 % (w/w) anthocyanins)) which equates to about 50 g of fresh bilberries formulated in gelatin capsules or a control capsule consisting of microcrystalline cellulose in an opaque gelatin capsule, followed by oral glucose tolerance testing (OGTT). The reverse procedure was conducted following a 2-week washout period. The volunteers were asked to consume a low-phytochemical diet 3 d before taking the capsule and for the 24 h after taking the capsule on both occasions. In addition the volunteers were asked to record what they ate over the same period in a food diary to ensure that they adhered to the low-phytochemical diet. Subjects were reimbursed travelling expenses on completion of the study.
Total Total of all reporting groups

Baseline Measures
   Bilberry Capsule First, Then Control Capsule   Control Capsule First, Then Bilberry Capsule   Total 
Overall Participants Analyzed 
[Units: Participants]
 4   4   8 
Age 
[Units: Participants]
Count of Participants
     
<=18 years      0   0.0%      0   0.0%      0   0.0% 
Between 18 and 65 years      4 100.0%      4 100.0%      8 100.0% 
>=65 years      0   0.0%      0   0.0%      0   0.0% 
Age 
[Units: Years]
Mean (Standard Deviation)
 62  (5)   62  (5)   62  (5) 
Sex: Female, Male 
[Units: Participants]
Count of Participants
     
Female      0   0.0%      0   0.0%      0   0.0% 
Male      4 100.0%      4 100.0%      8 100.0% 
Region of Enrollment 
[Units: Participants]
     
United Kingdom   4   4   8 
BMI 
[Units: Kg/m2]
Mean (Standard Deviation)
 30  (4)   30  (4)   30  (4) 


  Outcome Measures
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1.  Primary:   Plasma Glucose iAUC (Incremental Area Under the Curve; mM*Min)   [ Time Frame: Plasma was collected at -15, -10 and -5 (fasted) and at 15, 30, 45, 60, 90, 120, 150 and 300 min post capsule ]

2.  Primary:   Plasma Insulin iAUC (Incremental Area Under the Curve; ng/ml*Min)   [ Time Frame: Plasma was collected at -15, -10 and -5 (fasted) and at 15, 30, 45, 60, 90, 120, 150 and 300 min after the capsule ]

3.  Secondary:   Bioavailability in Plasma   [ Time Frame: Plasma will also be collected -15,-10, -5, 15, 30, 45, 60, 90, 120, 150, and 300 minutes and 24 hours post intervention ]
Results not yet reported.   Anticipated Reporting Date:   08/2017  

4.  Secondary:   Bioavailability in Urine   [ Time Frame: Urine will also be collected (if possible) 0, 1, 3 and 5 hours, with all urine collected within the 24 hour time period post intervention ]
Results not yet reported.   Anticipated Reporting Date:   08/2017  


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


Results Point of Contact:  
Name/Title: Dr Nigel Hoggard
Organization: University of Aberdeen Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health
phone: [+44] (0) 1224 438700
e-mail: N.Hoggard@abdn.ac.uk


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Responsible Party: University of Aberdeen
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01245270     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: REC 10/S0801/54
902 ( Other Identifier: Rowett institute code )
First Submitted: November 16, 2010
First Posted: November 22, 2010
Results First Submitted: August 23, 2013
Results First Posted: August 15, 2014
Last Update Posted: June 20, 2017