Efficacy and Safety of Fermented Barley on Decrement of Body Fat in Obese Subjects

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Soo-Wan Chae, Chonbuk National University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: July 21, 2011
Last updated: November 26, 2012
Last verified: November 2012
Results First Received: July 26, 2012  
Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized;   Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study;   Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment;   Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator);   Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Condition: Overweight; Hyperlipidemia
Interventions: Dietary Supplement: Barley beta-glucan(3.0g)
Dietary Supplement: Placebo

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Recruitment Details
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Participants were recruited through local advertising and doctor referrals from hospital outpatients and general practice clinics.

Pre-Assignment Details
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The criteria were an age from 19 to 70 years, BMI(Body Mass Index) >23 kg/m^2, and LDL-C(Low Density Lipoprotein-cholesterol) concentration between 110 and 250 mg/dL

Reporting Groups
Barley Beta-glucan

Barley beta-glucan(1times/day, 1packs/day, 3g/day) for 12weeks

Barley beta-glucan: Barley as raw material is milled by crushing the liquefaction and saccharification enzymes reacted after baking yeast (S. cereviasiae) for 48 h, is produced through the fermentation process.


Placebo(1times/day, 1packs/day, 3g/day) for 12weeks

Placebo : Amount and calorie of placebo are same with Barley beta-glucan

Participant Flow:   Overall Study
    Barley Beta-glucan     Placebo  
STARTED     40     40  
COMPLETED     39     40  
NOT COMPLETED     1     0  

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Population Description
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Reporting Groups
Barley Beta-glucan(3.0g) Barley beta-glucan(3.0g/day) for 12 weeks
Placebo Placebo for 12 weeks
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Baseline Measures
    Barley Beta-glucan(3.0g)     Placebo     Total  
Number of Participants  
[units: participants]
  40     40     80  
[units: participants]
<=18 years     0     0     0  
Between 18 and 65 years     40     40     80  
>=65 years     0     0     0  
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Mean (Standard Deviation)
  47.9  (8.7)     48.5  (10.8)     48.2  (9.8)  
[units: participants]
Female     37     36     73  
Male     3     4     7  
Region of Enrollment  
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Korea, Republic of     40     40     80  

  Outcome Measures
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1.  Primary:   Changes in Body Fat Mass(kg)   [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

2.  Primary:   Changes in Percent Body Fat(%)   [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

3.  Secondary:   Changes in Visceral Adipose Tissue   [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

4.  Secondary:   Changes in LDL-C (LDL Low Density Lipoprotein-cholesterol)   [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

5.  Secondary:   Changes in HDL-C(High Density Lipoprotein-cholesterol)   [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

6.  Secondary:   Changes in Total Cholesterol   [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

7.  Secondary:   Changes in Triglyceride   [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

8.  Secondary:   Changes in FFA(Free Fatty Acid)   [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

9.  Secondary:   Changes in Apo-A1(Apolipoprotein A1)   [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

10.  Secondary:   Changes in Apo-B(Apolipoprotein B)   [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

11.  Secondary:   Changes in Subcutaneous Adipose Tissue   [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

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

Results Point of Contact:  
Name/Title: Dr. Soo-Wan Chae, MD
Organization: Clinical Trial Center for Functional Foods; Chonbuk National University Hospital
phone: 82-63-276-8284
e-mail: soowan@jbnu.ac.kr

Responsible Party: Soo-Wan Chae, Chonbuk National University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01402128     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MTB-bG-001
Study First Received: July 21, 2011
Results First Received: July 26, 2012
Last Updated: November 26, 2012
Health Authority: South Korea: Institutional Review Board