The Effect of Processed Tomato Products on CVD Risks (TOMATO)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 13, 2009
Last Update Posted : May 31, 2017
Tomato Products Wellness Council
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Penny Kris-Etherton, Penn State University

Brief Summary:
The primary working hypothesis is that consuming processed tomatoes frequently/daily will favorably improve endothelium and platelet function disease-risk biomarker profiles in adult men and women compared to consuming no or relatively low amounts of processed tomatoes.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Cardiovascular Disease Dietary Supplement: Tomato products Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 32 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effect of Processed Tomatoes on Endothelium- and Platelet- Function
Study Start Date : January 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2009

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Non-tomato products
Non-tomato products (i.e. teriyaki marinade, sprite, applesauce) to be consumed daily in replace of tomato products
Dietary Supplement: Tomato products
Specified amounts of tomato products (i.e. tomato juice, ketchup, salsa, tomato soup, spaghetti sauce) to be consumed daily during a 6 week intervention phase.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Platelet and monocyte function/activity [ Time Frame: Baseline and end of intervention phase (week 6) ]
  2. Vascular function [ Time Frame: Baseline and end of intervention phase (week 6) ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Lipids [ Time Frame: Baseline and end of intervention phase (week 6) ]
  2. Insulin/Glucose [ Time Frame: Baseline and end of intervention phase (week 6) ]
  3. Inflammatory Markers [ Time Frame: Baseline and end of intervention phase (week 6) ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

men and women (>21 <70 years) nonsmokers, with a body mass index (BMI) ranging of 25 to 35 kg/m2, BP < or = 140/90 mmHg

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Total cholesterol (TC) is greater than 300 mg/dL;
  2. Fasting triglyceride is greater than 300 mg/dL;
  3. LDL cholesterol (LDL-C) is greater than 180 mg/dL;
  4. Female subjects who are pregnant or lactating;
  5. Subjects who are actively losing weight or trying to lose weight;
  6. Subjects with known allergy or intolerance to tomato products;
  7. taking any medications that would interfere with outcomes of the study, ie. lipid lowering medications, anti-inflammatory drugs, dietary supplements, such as fish oil or evening primrose;
  8. subjects' with documented atherosclerotic disease, inflammatory disease, diabetes mellitus, uncontrolled hypertension (>=140/90 mm Hg - ok if controlled below this limit with medication), or other systemic diseases;
  9. subjects with low hematological counts as determined by >or <15% the upper or lower cut-off values of normal established for the lab;
  10. Smokers. -

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00937742

United States, Pennsylvania
Penn State University
University Park, Pennsylvania, United States, 16802
Sponsors and Collaborators
Penn State University
Tomato Products Wellness Council
Principal Investigator: Penny M Kris-Etherton, PhD Penn State University

Responsible Party: Penny Kris-Etherton, Distinguished Professor of Nutrition, Penn State University Identifier: NCT00937742     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PKE TOMATO
First Posted: July 13, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 31, 2017
Last Verified: May 2017

Keywords provided by Penny Kris-Etherton, Penn State University:
cardiovascular disease

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases