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Effect of Plant Stanols on Cholesterol Absorption

2014-08-27 03:39:52 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This study aims to measure the effect of three different doses of plant stanols in margarine on the cholesterol absorption efficiency in subjects with mildly to moderately increased serum LDL cholesterol concentrations

Description

Serum cholesterol lowering effect of plant sterols is well established and it is also known that plant stanols inhibit the absorption of cholesterol. However, there is lack of dose-response studies directly measuring the cholesterol absorption efficiency during prolonged consumption of plant stanols. Therefore this study aims to measure the cholesterol absorption efficiency at different plant stanol consumption levels using a stable isotope tracer method.

Subjects will be randomized in their study groups that consume 20 g of margarine with different doses of plants stanols (0.8, 1.6 and 2.0g) based on cholesterol absorption efficiency at screening (high and low absorbers randomised separately). Cholesterol absorption test with cholesterol tracer will be conducted twice: at baseline and after 2-3 weeks margarine consumption period.

Cholesterol absorption efficiency will also be examined by indirect method i.e. by following the concentrations of serum cholesterol precursors and plant sterols in blood. In addition serum total, LDL and HDL cholesterol and triglycerides are followed.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Dose Comparison, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double-Blind, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Hypercholesterolemia

Intervention

plant stanol consumption

Location

Oy Foodfiles Ltd
Kuopio
Finland
70210

Status

Completed

Source

Oy Foodfiles Ltd

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:39:52-0400

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