Efficacy and Safety of Red Ginseng on Decrement of Body Fat

This study is currently recruiting participants.
Verified November 2012 by Chonbuk National University Hospital
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Soo-Wan Chae, Chonbuk National University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: November 21, 2012
Last updated: November 26, 2012
Last verified: November 2012

The investigators performed a 12-week, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled human trial to evaluate the efficacy and safety of red ginseng on decrement of body fat. The investigators measured decrement of body fat parameters , including Body Fat Mass, Percent Body Fat, weight and BMI(body mass index), and monitored their blood pressure.

Condition Intervention Phase
Dietary Supplement: Red Ginseng
Dietary Supplement: Placebo
Phase 2
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Prevention

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Further study details as provided by Chonbuk National University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Changes in Body Fat Mass [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Body Fat Mass was measured in study visit 1(0 week) and visit 3(12 week).

  • Changes in Percent Body Fat [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Percent Body Fat was measured in study visit 1(0 week) and visit 3(12 week).

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Changes in weight [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Weight was measured in study visit 1(0 week) and visit 3(12 week).

  • Changes in BMI(body mass index) [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    BMI(body mass index) was measured in study visit 1(0 week) and visit 3(12 week).

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: September 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2013
Primary Completion Date: September 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Red Ginseng Dietary Supplement: Red Ginseng
Red Ginseng (1.4g/day)
Placebo Comparator: Placebo Dietary Supplement: Placebo
Placebo (1.4g/day)


Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Males and females 19-65 years old
  • BMI(body mass index) ≥ 25 kg/m^2 or WC(Waist Circumference) ≥ 90(men), WC ≥ 85(women)
  • Able to give informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Significant variation in weight(more 10%) in the past 3 months
  • Allergic or hypersensitive to any of the ingredients in the test products
  • History of reaction to any of the test products or of gastrointestinal diseases such as Crohn's disease or gastrointestinal surgery
  • History of alcohol or substance abuse
  • Participation in any other clinical trials within past 2 months
  • Laboratory test, medical or psychological conditions deemed by the investigators to interfere with successful participation in the study
  • Pregnant or lactating women etc.
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01734005

Korea, Republic of
Clinical Trial Center for Functional Foods; Chonbuk National University Hospital Recruiting
Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do, Korea, Republic of, 560-822
Contact: Soo-Wan Chae, MD., PhD    82-63-250-2539    soowan@jbnu.ac.kr   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Chonbuk National University Hospital
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Soo-Wan Chae, Principal Investigator, Clinical Trial Center for Functional Foods, Chonbuk National University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01734005     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ARIMED-BF-GC
Study First Received: November 21, 2012
Last Updated: November 26, 2012
Health Authority: South Korea: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Nutrition Disorders
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms

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