Studies related to Arterial Stiffness and Red Clover Extract

Isoflavones From Red Clover Improve Systemic Arterial Compliance But Not Plasma Lipids In Menopausal Women

Effect Decrease
Trial Design Randomized trial
Trial Length 1-6 months
Number of Subjects 17
Sex Female
Age Range 45-64
Body Types Overweight, Average
Notes for this study:
As assessed by ultrasound, red clover extract (40-80mg isoflavones) appears to increase arterial compliance by up to 23% in otherwise healthy postmenopausal women despite no influence on circulating lipids relative to placebo group (randomization had 5-fold more women in active treatment than placebo, and the sample size was only 17).

(Rating of C given to this study due to the low sample in placebo group and a high dropout rate of 35%)
Funding issues for this study:
Supplies provided by Novagen, study not funded by Novagen

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