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Titles & IDs
Public title
The evaluation of Chinese therapeutic food for the treatment of dyslipidemia
Scientific title
In patients with dyslipidemia, is the selected Chinese therapeutic food (specifically an extrat combining Hawthorn fruit and Chinese kiwi fruit) better than placebo, for regulating abnormal blood lipid levels?
Secondary ID [1] 769 0
Universal Trial Number (UTN)
Trial acronym
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Health condition
Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
Dyslipidemia 4132 0
Condition category
Condition code
Alternative and Complementary Medicine 4330 4330 0 0
Other alternative and complementary medicine

Study type
Description of intervention(s) / exposure
Intake of the therapeutic food powder(specifically an extract of Hawthorn fruit and Chinese kiwi fruit), 20g daily, for one month
The extracting concentration: raw Hawthorn fruit and raw Chinese kiwi fruit: extract powder=5:1 (It means that one unit of the powder is extracted and concentrated from five units of the raw fruits)
Intervention code [1] 3843 0
Treatment: Other
Comparator / control treatment
Intake of placebo powder(made of wheat germ and food additives) with similar looking and taste of the therapeutic food, 20g daily, for one month
Control group

Primary outcome [1] 5216 0
changes of the levels of blood lipids (TC, LDL, HDL, TG) comparing with the levels at baseline
Timepoint [1] 5216 0
at baseline, 4 and 8 weeks after intervention commencement
Secondary outcome [1] 8783 0
changes of participants' general well-being, comparing with baseline assessment. The questionnaires of 'Short form 36' and 'Chinese medicine diagnostic assessment' will be used.
Timepoint [1] 8783 0
at baseline, 2, 4 and 8 weeks after intervention commencement

Key inclusion criteria
having lived in Australia for the past 10 years ;
diagnosed with dyslipidemia (moderate level), in which fasting serum LDL-C level within 100-160mg/dL or TG within 150-250mg/dL;
with blood pressure lower than 159/99mmHg
Minimum age
40 Years
Maximum age
70 Years
Both males and females
Can healthy volunteers participate?
Key exclusion criteria
other major medical conditions (ie. established CVD, severe diabetes, thyroid dysfunction, hepatic or renal disorders) or pregnancy;
having been taking other supplements or medicine which may influence blood lipid levels in the past 3 months;
allergic to the extract of the therapeutic food or wheat germ;
fluid retention or severe diarrhoea;
with Asian cultural background

Study design
Purpose of the study
Allocation to intervention
Randomised controlled trial
Procedure for enrolling a subject and allocating the treatment (allocation concealment procedures)
Subjects will be divided into two groups, randomly matched through their initial blood lipid levels and other baseline characteristics. A PhD student will be invited as the third party to label the treatment and placebo powder (both of them will be packed in similar-looking containers), and to assign those treatment or placebo powder (marked as A or B) to match the participants’ codes and groups in which they are assigned. Only the "third party"will know the information of labels and codes, and will be asked not to reveal relevant information to either researchers or participants.
Methods used to generate the sequence in which subjects will be randomised (sequence generation)
Random-numbers table from (Dallal, 2003)
Masking / blinding
Blinded (masking used)
Who is / are masked / blinded?

Intervention assignment
Other design features
Not Applicable
Type of endpoint(s)
Statistical methods / analysis

Recruitment status
Date of first participant enrolment
Date of last participant enrolment
Date of last data collection
Sample size
Accrual to date
Recruitment in Australia
Recruitment state(s)
Recruitment postcode(s) [1] 1487 0
Recruitment postcode(s) [2] 1484 0
Recruitment postcode(s) [3] 1483 0
Recruitment postcode(s) [4] 1485 0
Recruitment postcode(s) [5] 1486 0

Funding & Sponsors
Funding source category [1] 4300 0
Name [1] 4300 0
Victoria University
Address [1] 4300 0
Victoria University, PO Box 14428, Melbourne VIC 8001
Country [1] 4300 0
Primary sponsor type
Victoria University
Victoria University, PO Box 14428, Melbourne VIC 8001
Secondary sponsor category [1] 3872 0
Name [1] 3872 0
Address [1] 3872 0
Country [1] 3872 0

Ethics approval
Ethics application status
Ethics committee name [1] 6347 0
Victoria University Human Research Ethics Committee
Ethics committee address [1] 6347 0
Victoria University Human Research Ethics Committee,
Office for Research,
Victoria University,
PO Box 14428,
Melbourne, VIC 8001
Ethics committee country [1] 6347 0
Date submitted for ethics approval [1] 6347 0
Approval date [1] 6347 0
Ethics approval number [1] 6347 0
HRETH 08/204

Brief summary
The study aim is to evaluate the efficacy of selected Chinese therapeutic food (an extract combining Hawthorn fruit and Chinese Kiwi fruit) for dyslipidemia treatment. It is the hypothesized that the therapeutic food may have a positive effect on the treatment of dyslipidemia, and that it may improve participants’ general well-being.
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Principal investigator
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Address 35041 0
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Email 35041 0
Contact person for public queries
Name 12388 0
Dr Hong Xu
Address 12388 0
School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, Victoria University, PO Box 14428, VIC 8001
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Email 12388 0
Contact person for scientific queries
Name 3316 0
Dr Hong Xu
Address 3316 0
School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, Victoria University, PO Box 14428, VIC 8001
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Phone 3316 0
Fax 3316 0
Email 3316 0

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