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Ginsenoside Improve Metabolic Syndrome

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified January 2014 by Dong-Hyuk Jung, CHA University.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : January 13, 2014
Last Update Posted : January 13, 2014
The Korean Society of Ginseng
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dong-Hyuk Jung, CHA University

Brief Summary:

Aim : Investigated the effects of Korean red ginseng supplementation on metabolic parameters such as cholesterol, blood pressure and glucose.

Randomized Control Trial.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Metabolic Syndrome Dietary Supplement: Ginsenoside Dietary Supplement: Dietary fiber fill Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

Methods : A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, single-center study in 60 subjects who are not taking drugs that could affect metabolic and vascular function. Subjects will be randomized into a Korean red ginseng (3.0g/d) group or placebo group for a 4-week study.

We will collect anthropometric measurements, blood for laboratory testing, inflammatory marker, hormones and mitochondrial DNA copy number.

Subject : Older than 40 years of age, presented with metabolic syndrome. Subjects were excluded if they were taking drugs that could affect metabolic and vascular function, including BP control drug, anti-diabetic drugs and lipid-lowering drugs.

Measurement : We will collect anthropometric measurements and blood for laboratory testing at the initial(week 0) and final (week 4)visits. Serum levels of blood glucose, insulin, total cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol,triglyceride, and DNA copy number of mitochondria.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 60 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effects of Ginsenoside Supplementation on Insulin Resistance and Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Men With Metabolic Syndrome: a Randomized Controlled Trial.
Study Start Date : February 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date : September 2014
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2014

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Ginsenoside

Ginsenoside :

Intervention : ginsenoside, 3 gram / day, for 28 days in intervention group

Dietary Supplement: Ginsenoside
3.0 g/ d for 28 days
Other Name: Ginseng fill

Placebo Comparator: Dietary fiber fill
Dietary fiber fill manufactured to mimic Ginsenoside tablet
Dietary Supplement: Dietary fiber fill
3g/day, 28days

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change from baseline in metabolic syndrome profile at week 4 [ Time Frame: Baseline and 4 weeks from intake of Ginsenoside ]
    Total cholesterol, HDL-Cholesterol, Glucose, Blood Pressure, Body weight

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change from baseline in hormones at week 4. [ Time Frame: Initial and 4 weeks later ]
    insulin ,cortisol, testosterone, somatomedin-c and DHEAS

Other Outcome Measures:
  1. Mitochondria DNA copy number [ Time Frame: initial and 4 weeks later ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • metabolic syndrome

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Taking drug for lipid-lowering, BP control and anti-diabetic.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02034136

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Contact: DH Jung, MPH +82) 10-4204-8998
Contact: YJ Lee, Ph.D +82) 3015-2011

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Korea, Republic of
Bundang CHA Hospital
Seoul, Kyeonggi-do, Korea, Republic of
Contact: HG Park, PhD   
Principal Investigator: DH Jung, MPH         
Sponsors and Collaborators
CHA University
The Korean Society of Ginseng
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Principal Investigator: DH Jung, MPH.M.D. Cha Medical University
Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Dong-Hyuk Jung, Assistant professor, Family medicine, CHA University Identifier: NCT02034136    
Other Study ID Numbers: DH-13722
BD2013-104 ( Other Identifier: Cha medical university IRB )
First Posted: January 13, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 13, 2014
Last Verified: January 2014
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Metabolic Syndrome
Pathologic Processes
Insulin Resistance
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases