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Effect of Aged Garlic Extract on Atherosclerosis (Garlic4)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01534910
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 17, 2012
Results First Posted : April 3, 2015
Last Update Posted : April 20, 2017
Wakunaga Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized;   Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment;   Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor);   Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition: Metabolic Syndrome
Interventions: Drug: aged garlic extract
Drug: placebo

  Participant Flow

Recruitment Details
Key information relevant to the recruitment process for the overall study, such as dates of the recruitment period and locations
all 65 participants were recruited

Pre-Assignment Details
Significant events and approaches for the overall study following participant enrollment, but prior to group assignment
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Reporting Groups
Sugar Pill


placebo: placebo

Aged Garlic Extract

2400 mg of aged garlic extract

aged garlic extract: 2400 mg a day

Participant Flow:   Overall Study
    Sugar Pill   Aged Garlic Extract
STARTED   33   32 
COMPLETED   29   28 

  Baseline Characteristics

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
Sugar Pill


placebo: placebo patients were randomized to placebo

Aged Garlic Extract

2400 mg of aged garlic extract

aged garlic extract: 2400 mg a day patients randomized to aged garlic extract

Total Total of all reporting groups

Baseline Measures
   Sugar Pill   Aged Garlic Extract   Total 
Overall Participants Analyzed 
[Units: Participants]
 33   32   65 
[Units: Participants]
Count of Participants
<=18 years      0   0.0%      0   0.0%      0   0.0% 
Between 18 and 65 years      33 100.0%      32 100.0%      65 100.0% 
>=65 years      0   0.0%      0   0.0%      0   0.0% 
[Units: Years]
Mean (Standard Deviation)
 57  (7)   56  (8)   57  (7) 
Sex: Female, Male 
[Units: Participants]
Count of Participants
Female      9  27.3%      8  25.0%      17  26.2% 
Male      24  72.7%      24  75.0%      48  73.8% 
Region of Enrollment 
[Units: Participants]
United States   33   32   65 

  Outcome Measures

1.  Primary:   CT Angiography Plaque   [ Time Frame: baseline to 1 year ]

2.  Secondary:   Coronary Calcium   [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

  Serious Adverse Events

  Other Adverse Events

  Limitations and Caveats

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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  More Information

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 Matthew Budoff
Organization: Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute
phone: 310-222-4107
e-mail: mbudoff@labiomed.org

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):

Responsible Party: Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01534910     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 21567-01
First Submitted: February 14, 2012
First Posted: February 17, 2012
Results First Submitted: February 20, 2015
Results First Posted: April 3, 2015
Last Update Posted: April 20, 2017