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The Effects of Pumpkin Seed Oil Supplementation on Cardiovascular Function in Postmenopausal Women.

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03716960
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 23, 2018
Last Update Posted : October 24, 2018
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Alexei Wong, Marymount University

Brief Summary:

Postmenopausal women have a higher prevalence of cardiovascular (CV) disease than age-match men. Growing evidence from rat studies have demonstrated CV-protective effects of pumpkin seed oil (PSO).

The investigators hypothesis is that PSO would improve CV health in postmenopausal women.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Elevated Blood Pressure Hypertension Other: Pumpkin Seed Oil Other: Placebo Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

The purpose of the study is to examine the effects of 6 weeks of PSO on arterial and autonomic function in postmenopausal women. Specific aims of the study are to:

To investigate the extent to which PSO will improve cardiovascular disease risk factors by assessing arterial stiffness, aortic BP and wave reflection, and autonomic function (heart rate variability).

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 23 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: The Effects of Pumpkin Seed Oil Supplementation on Vascular Hemodynamics, Stiffness and Cardiac Autonomic Function in Postmenopausal Women.
Actual Study Start Date : September 1, 2017
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 30, 2018
Actual Study Completion Date : June 30, 2018

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Pumpkin Seed Oil
This arm involved 6 weeks of PSO consumption. Subject were supplemented with 3 g/day of PSO which was ingested in the form of 1g capsules with each main meal of the day (breakfast, lunch and dinner). Likewise,
Other: Pumpkin Seed Oil
This intervention consisted of 6 weeks of PSO consumption. Subject were supplemented with 3 g/day of PSO which was ingested in the form of 1g capsules with each main meal of the day (breakfast, lunch and dinner).

Placebo Comparator: Placebo
This arm involved 6 weeks of placebo consumption. Subject consumed 1 capsule of maltodextrin with each main meal of the day to match the dose and number of capsules ingested daily by the PSO group.
Other: Placebo
This intervention consisted of 6 weeks of placebo consumption. Subject consumed 1 capsule of maltodextrin with each main meal of the day to match the dose and number of capsules ingested daily by the PSO group.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Blood pressure [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]
    Non-invasive measures of brachial and aortic blood pressure

  2. Pressure Wave Reflection [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]
    Using the augmentation index

  3. Arterial Stiffness [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]
    Using the stiffness index

  4. Heart rate variability [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]
    R-R intervals were collected during 6 min using a validated wireless monitor (Polar 800CX; Polar Electro OY, Kempele, Finland) via a chest strap interfaced with a PC. All R-R intervals were inspected for artifacts and premature beats.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   45 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Female
  • 45 to 65 years of age
  • At least 1 year after menopause
  • BMI <39.9
  • Sedentary or low active (less than 2 hr per wk)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • known heart disease
  • peripheral vascular disease
  • diabetes, body mass index
  • BMI> 40 kg/m2
  • other chronic diseases
  • taking medications (e.g., hormone replacement therapy, beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, antidepressants and stimulants) that could affect the outcome variables
  • smokers
  • history of steady exercise or received exercise training and dietary changes in the last year

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03716960


Locations
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United States, Virginia
Marymount University
Arlington, Virginia, United States, 22207
Sponsors and Collaborators
Marymount University
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Alexei Wong, Ph.D Marymount University

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Alexei Wong, Assistant Professor, Marymount University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03716960    
Other Study ID Numbers: 321
First Posted: October 23, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 24, 2018
Last Verified: October 2018

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Hypertension
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases