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Coenzyme Q10 in Relation of the Lipid Peroxidation, Antioxidant Enzyme Activities in Coronary Artery Disease Patients

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01163500
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 15, 2010
Last Update Posted : October 14, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Taichung Veterans General Hospital

Brief Summary:
Coenzyme Q10 (Ubiquinone) is recognized as an endogenous fat-soluble antioxidant in the mitochondrial membrane and considered as a preventive factor for coronary artery disease (CAD). However, the relationships between coenzyme Q10 and the prevention of the risk of CAD are still inconsistent. The purposes of this study are to investigate the relation of coenzyme Q10 concentration with the blood lipid levels, plasma homocysteine, the markers of lipid peroxidation (TBARS, ox-LDL),antioxidant enzymes activities (catalase, glutathione peroxidase, superoxide dismutase)and to examine the association with the risk of CAD.The CAD patients is identified by cardiac catheterization as having at least 50% stenosis of one major coronary artery (n = 100). The second year is a double-blind, placebo-controlled intervention study. CAD subjects (n = 60) are randomly assign to one of the three groups (coenzyme Q10 supplements 60 mg/d, 150 mg/d, and placebo groups, n = 20/group). Intervention is going to administration for three months. The third year is a case-control study. The control group (n = 100) is comprised of healthy individuals with normal blood biochemical values, and match by age and gender with the first year CAD subjects (case group). Fasting blood samples will be obtain to determine the concentration of coenzyme Q10, homocysteine, the markers of lipid peroxidation,antioxidant enzymes activities. The differences between case and control groups will be compared by using Student's t-test. Conditional logistical regression model will be performed to calculate the odds ratio for CAD based on coenzyme Q10 level. Hopefully, the results of this study could provide the information to what has been know in CAD subjects. We expect coenzyme Q10 could be a preventive supplement to reduce the risk of CAD.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Coronary Artery Disease Dietary Supplement: Coenzyme Q10 Other: Placebo Phase 2 Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 59 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Study Start Date : July 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2009

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Placebo Comparator: Pill Other: Placebo
Placebo controlled (dextrin)

Experimental: Coenzyme Q10 Dietary Supplement: Coenzyme Q10
coenzyme Q10 supplements 60 mg/day and 150 mg/day

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Reducing lipid peroxidation and increasing antioxidant enzyme activities [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • CAD patients is identified by cardiac catheterization as having at least 50% stenosis of one major coronary artery

Exclusion Criteria:

  • age < 18 years old
  • pregnancy women
  • taking lowering lipid drug (Statin)

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01163500

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Taichung Verterans General Hospital
Taichung, Taiwan, 40705
Sponsors and Collaborators
Taichung Veterans General Hospital
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Responsible Party: Taichung Veterans General Hospital Identifier: NCT01163500    
Other Study ID Numbers: S07240
First Posted: July 15, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 14, 2013
Last Verified: October 2013
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Coronary Artery Disease
Myocardial Ischemia
Coronary Disease
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Coenzyme Q10
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs