Green Tea Consumption and Coronary Heart Disease

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00005548
First received: May 25, 2000
Last updated: June 23, 2005
Last verified: January 2005
  Purpose

To examine the prospective association of green tea consumption to the incidence and mortality of coronary heart disease (CHD) using multivariate analysis while controlling for the potential confounding effects of cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose and dietary nutrients.


Condition
Cardiovascular Diseases
Coronary Disease
Heart Diseases

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Defined Population

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Further study details as provided by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI):

Study Start Date: April 1999
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2001
Detailed Description:

BACKGROUND:

Both in vivo and in vitro experiments have show that flavonoids, antioxidants which are rich in green tea, are potentially as beneficial as vitamin E, beta-carotene and vitamin C in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. Thus, the possible preventive effects of green tea on CHD have begun to raise research interests in green tea sufficiently to inquire about its beneficial effects formally in humans. However, few epidemiologic studies have been carried out to directly examine the effects of green tea on CHD. The Honolulu Heart Program (HHP) is a 30 year longitudinal study of CHD and stroke among 8,006 Japanese American men living on Oahu Hawaii. Until the end of 1992, 1,888 men from this cohort were defined as having incident CHD; this includes 396 deaths due to CHD. The baseline examination for the HHP was conducted during 1965-68. A comprehensive physical examination and 24 hour dietary recall interview were administered. Within the original cohort more than 75 percent men reported to have drunk green tea daily. The amount consumed per day varied considerably from low to high doses. The high prevalence of green tea consumption coupled with dose information (i.e low, moderate and high consumption) provides good opportunities to examine the relationships of green tea consumption and CHD.

DESIGN NARRATIVE:

The study uses the Honolulu Heart Program data to examine the prospective association of green tea consumption to the incidence and mortality of CHD using multivariate analysis while controlling for the potential confounding effects of cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose and dietary nutrients.

  Eligibility

Genders Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

No eligibility criteria

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Investigators
Investigator: Boji Huang University of Toledo
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00005548     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 5092
Study First Received: May 25, 2000
Last Updated: June 23, 2005
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Coronary Disease
Coronary Artery Disease
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases
Myocardial Ischemia
Vascular Diseases
Arteriosclerosis
Arterial Occlusive Diseases

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