Effect of Plant Sterols Esterified to Fish Oil Fatty Acids on Plasma Lipid Levels

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: February 28, 2007
Last updated: January 12, 2012
Last verified: January 2012
Results First Received: July 1, 2009  
Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized;   Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study;   Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment;   Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor);   Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition: Dyslipidemia
Interventions: Dietary Supplement: Plant sterols esters
Dietary Supplement: placebo

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Recruitment Details
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Recruitment period:r May 2007-Jan 2008 (8 months) Medical center

Pre-Assignment Details
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10 -14 days run-in phase during which they received placebo capsules. Run-in phase enabled to exclude subjects who had an unstable weight (gained or lost more than 3 kg) during this period or who didn't meet entry criteria of LDL-c and TG at screening visit and at baseline visit.

Reporting Groups
PS-FO plant sterols esterified to fish oil fatty acids
Control Corn oil

Participant Flow:   Overall Study
    PS-FO     Control  
STARTED     46     45  
COMPLETED     43     41  
NOT COMPLETED     3     4  
Protocol Violation                 1                 1  
Withdrawal by Subject                 2                 3  

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Population Description
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Reporting Groups
PS-FO plant sterols esterified to fish oil fatty acids
Control Corn oil
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Baseline Measures
    PS-FO     Control     Total  
Number of Participants  
[units: participants]
  46     45     91  
[units: participants]
<=18 years     0     0     0  
Between 18 and 65 years     41     43     84  
>=65 years     5     2     7  
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Mean ± Standard Deviation
  51  ± 10.8     49.4  ± 9.3     50.2  ± 10.1  
[units: participants]
Female     9     11     20  
Male     37     34     71  
Region of Enrollment  
[units: participants]
Israel     46     45     91  

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1.  Primary:   LDL Cholesterol   [ Time Frame: at baseline ]

2.  Primary:   LDL-C   [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

3.  Secondary:   Triglycerides   [ Time Frame: at baseline ]

4.  Secondary:   Triglycerides   [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

5.  Secondary:   Total Cholesterol   [ Time Frame: at baseline ]

6.  Secondary:   Total Cholesterol   [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

7.  Secondary:   HDL Cholesterol   [ Time Frame: at baseline ]

8.  Secondary:   HDL-cholestrol   [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

9.  Secondary:   CRP   [ Time Frame: at baseline ]

10.  Secondary:   CRP   [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

11.  Secondary:   Apolipoprotein B100   [ Time Frame: at baseline ]

12.  Secondary:   Apolipoprotein B100   [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

13.  Secondary:   Apolipoprotein A   [ Time Frame: at baseline ]

14.  Secondary:   Apolipoprotein A   [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

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Certain Agreements:  
Principal Investigators are NOT employed by the organization sponsoring the study.
There is NOT an agreement between Principal Investigators and the Sponsor (or its agents) that restricts the PI's rights to discuss or publish trial results after the trial is completed.

Results Point of Contact:  
Name/Title: Prof. Dror Harats
Organization: The Institute for Lipid and Atherosclerosis Research and Internal Medicine C, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer
phone: 972-3-5302940
e-mail: dror@vbl.co.il

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Responsible Party: Yael Herzog, Enzymotec LTD
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00441480     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CardiaBeat_003
Study First Received: February 28, 2007
Results First Received: July 1, 2009
Last Updated: January 12, 2012
Health Authority: Israel: Ethics Commission