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Effect of an Extract of Green Tea on Adults With Type 2 Diabetes

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 18, 2006
Last Update Posted : October 18, 2006
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Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Brief Summary:
The objective of this study was to determine if taking an extract of green tea for three months could improve glucose control in adults with diabetes.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Diabetes Drug: Extract of Green and Black Tea Phase 2 Phase 3

Detailed Description:

Background: Recent evidence suggests that tea from Camellia Senensis (e.g., green, oolong and black tea) may have a hypoglycemic effect.

Objective: We evaluated the ability of an extract of green and black tea to improve glucose control over a three month period using a double blinded randomized multiple dose (either placebo, 375mg or 750mg) study in adults in with Type 2 Diabetes.

Patients: The 49 subjects who completed this study were predominantly whites with an average age of 65, a median duration of Diabetes of 6 years, and 80% reported using hypoglycemic medication.

Measurements: HbA1c at three months was the primary endpoint. Results: After three months the mean changes in HbA1c were +0.4, +0.3 and +0.5, in the placebo, 375mg and 750mg arms, respectively. The changes were not significantly different between study arms.

Limitations: Evaluation of a particular extract that contained components of black teas as well as green tea. Power insufficient to detect changes in HbA1c < 0.5.

Conclusions: We did not find a hypoglycemic effect of extract of green tea in adults with Type 2 Diabetes, but cannot rule out the possibility that tea may have a small beneficial effect.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 48 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effect of an Extract of Green Tea on Glucose Control in Adults With Type 2 Diabetes
Study Start Date : August 2005
Study Completion Date : June 2006

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. HbA1c

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adults with Diabetes not taking insulin

Exclusion Criteria:

  • pregnancy, warfarin therapy

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00389350

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United States, New Hampshire
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, New Hampshire, United States, 03756
Sponsors and Collaborators
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
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Principal Investigator: Todd A MacKenzie, PhD Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
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Other Study ID Numbers: Hitchcock Tea 1
First Posted: October 18, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 18, 2006
Last Verified: October 2006
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Diabetes Mellitus
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases