Efficacy and Safety of Kochujang Pills on Improvement of Blood Lipids

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 23, 2012
Last updated: November 27, 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 Kochujang pills on improvement of blood lipids. The investigators measured improvement of blood lipids parameters , including Total Cholesterol, LDL-C, Triglyceride and HDL-C, and monitored their blood pressure.

Condition Intervention Phase
Dietary Supplement: Kochujang Pills
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 Total Cholesterol [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Total cholesterol was measured in study visit 1(0 week) and visit 3(12 week).

  • Changes in LDL-C (LDL Low Density Lipoprotein-cholesterol) [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    LDL-C (LDL Low Density Lipoprotein-cholesterol) was measured in study visit 1(0 week) and visit 3(12 week).

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

  • Changes in HDL-C(High Density Lipoprotein-cholesterol) [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    HDL-C(High Density Lipoprotein-cholesterol) was measured in study visit 1(0 week) and visit 3(12 week).

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: November 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2013
Primary Completion Date: November 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Kochujang Pills Dietary Supplement: Kochujang Pills
Kochujang Pills (34.5g/day)
Placebo Comparator: Placebo Dietary Supplement: Placebo
Placebo (34.5g/day)


Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years to 55 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Males and females 19-55 years old
  • Total Cholesterol 200~260 mg/dl or LDL-C 110~190 mg/dl
  • Able to give informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • 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: NCT01735149

Korea, Republic of
Clinical Trial Center for Functional Foods; Chonbuk National University Hospital Recruiting
Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do, Korea, Republic of, 560-822
Contact: Eun-Kyung Choi, MD    82-63-250-2537    ekchoi@jbctc.org   
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: NCT01735149     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SRCM-HL-KOCHUJANG
Study First Received: November 23, 2012
Last Updated: November 27, 2012
Health Authority: South Korea: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lipid Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases

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