Antioxidant Functions of Lipoic Acid

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00065624
First received: July 29, 2003
Last updated: September 28, 2007
Last verified: September 2007

July 29, 2003
September 28, 2007
November 2003
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Antioxidant Functions of Lipoic Acid
Antioxidant Functions of Lipoic Acid

The goal of this study is to determine whether a short treatment with lipoic acid, an antioxidant used in the treatment of diabetic neuropathy, improves blood vessel reactivity and decreases oxidant stress in persons with elevated blood cholesterol.

As per Brief Summary

Interventional
Phase 2
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Hypercholesterolemia
Drug: lipoic acid
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Completed
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July 2007
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Inclusion criteria:

  • Lipid criteria for inclusion are a plasma LDL between 160 and 190 mg/dl (total cholesterol usually 240-285 mg/dl)
  • Less than 2 coronary risk factors, and already on a cholesterol-lowering diet.

Exclusion criteria:

  • Overt or clinical atherosclerosis
  • Diabetes
  • Currently taking cholesterol-lowering medication.
  • Subjects with other lipid disorders
  • Subjects taking supplemental lipoic acid, vitamin C, or vitamin E.
Both
50 Years to 75 Years
No
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
 
NCT00065624
R21 AT001062-01A2
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National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
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Principal Investigator: James M May, MD Vanderbilt University
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
September 2007

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