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Cheese and Human Health

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified October 2009 by University of Copenhagen.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
The Danish Dairy Research Foundation, Denmark
National Dairy Council
Information provided by:
University of Copenhagen Identifier:
First received: June 4, 2010
Last updated: June 8, 2010
Last verified: October 2009

The aim of this study is to examine if a diet rich in cheese will have a beneficial effect on risk markers of cardiovascular disease compared to a diet rich in butter.

The primary parameters are total cholesterol as well as LDL-, HDL cholesterol and triacylglycerol (TAG). The secondary parameters are hsCRP, markers of insulin resistance, fasting insulin and glucose (HOMA). Furthermore bloodpressure is measured.

Condition Intervention
Cardiovascular Disease
Other: cheese

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: Effects of Hard Cheese and Butter on Markers of Cardiovascular Disease -A Randomized Controlled Dietary Human Intervention

Further study details as provided by University of Copenhagen:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Total cholesterol [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]
  • LDL cholesterol [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]
  • HDL cholesterol [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]
  • Triglyceride [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Insulin [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]
  • Glucose [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]
  • fasting hsCRP [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]
  • Blood pressure [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: January 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: butter
Danish butter
Other: cheese
the effect of cheese intake versus butter intake on blood lipids (primarily)
Other Name: cheese, butter, dairy
Experimental: cheese Other: cheese
the effect of cheese intake versus butter intake on blood lipids (primarily)
Other Name: cheese, butter, dairy


Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Sign written consent
  • Age: 20-70
  • BMI: 20-32
  • Refrain from dietary supplements and blood donations prior to, and during the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Known or suspected abuse of alcohol, drugs or medication
  • Poor compliance
  • Current or previously cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes Mellitus or other severe chronic disease, including severe allergies
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01140165

Department of Human Nutrition
Frederiksberg, Denmark
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Copenhagen
The Danish Dairy Research Foundation, Denmark
National Dairy Council
Principal Investigator: Tine Tholstrup, PhD Department of Human Nutrition, University of Copenhagen
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Tine Tholstrup, Dpt Human Nutrition, University of Copenhagen, Denmark Identifier: NCT01140165     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: A308
Study First Received: June 4, 2010
Last Updated: June 8, 2010

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2017