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Modulation of Cerebral Blood Flow Using Quercetin, a Nutritional Supplement (Quercetin)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01376011
First Posted: June 20, 2011
Last Update Posted: January 28, 2015
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Collaborator:
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Farzaneh Sorond, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  Purpose
The purpose of this study is to find out if quercetin can increase blood levels of hypoxia-inducible transcription factor 1 (HIF-1 protein) and to see if there is a corresponding increase in blood flow to the brain.

Condition Intervention Phase
Stroke Problem of Aging Dietary Supplement: quercetin/placebo Early Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Hypoxia-inducible Transcription Factor 1 (HIF-1) in Vascular Aging

Further study details as provided by Farzaneh Sorond, Brigham and Women's Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Define change from baseline levels of HIF-1 concentration and 3 of its regulated proteins after 6 months of quercetin (versus placebo) dietary intake. [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Baseline and 6 month blood samples will be analyzed for levels of HIF-1, VEGF, EPO, and NOS

  • Determine change from baseline brain blood flow after 6 months of quercetin (versus placebo) dietary intake. [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Determine cerebral vasomotor reactivity response to 6 months of quercetin intake by measuring changes in middle cerebral artery (MCA) blood flow velocity in response to changes in end-tidal CO2, and assess neurovascular coupling by measuring changes in MCA flow velocity in response to neuropsychological tasks.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Define change from baseline performance in a battery of cognitive tasks after 6 months of quercetin (versus placebo) dietary intake. [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Assess effects of 6 months of quercetin intake on cognitive function using a cognitive battery designed to asses both memory and executive function.


Enrollment: 106
Study Start Date: June 2009
Study Completion Date: December 2014
Primary Completion Date: June 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: healthy young Dietary Supplement: quercetin/placebo
Quercetin 500mg once per day versus placebo
Experimental: healthy old Dietary Supplement: quercetin/placebo
Quercetin 500mg once per day versus placebo

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • healthy volunteers between the ages of 18-75 years old

Exclusion Criteria:

  • subjects taking vasoactive medications
  • hypertension or vascular disease
  • asthma
  • smokers
  • pregnant women
  • cancer
  • diabetes mellitus
  • history of seizures
  • history of stroke or head trauma
  • subjects taking digoxin, cyclosporine,felodipine, estradiol, or quinolone antibiotics
  • poor transcranial Doppler insonation windows
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01376011


Locations
United States, Massachusetts
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
Sponsors and Collaborators
Brigham and Women's Hospital
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Farzaneh Sorond, mD, PhD Brigham and Women's Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Farzaneh Sorond, Principle Investigator, Brigham and Women's Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01376011     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1 K23AG030967-01A1-2
1K23AG030967-01A1 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Submitted: June 16, 2011
First Posted: June 20, 2011
Last Update Posted: January 28, 2015
Last Verified: January 2015

Keywords provided by Farzaneh Sorond, Brigham and Women's Hospital:
quercetin
brain blood flow
aging
memory

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Quercetin
Antioxidants
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Protective Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs