The purpose of this study is to ascertain if the dietary supplement Ginkgo biloba extract has beneficial effects on selected cardiovascular risk factors such as plasma cholesterol levels and coagulation factors. It is hypothesized that Ginkgo biloba extract will improve lipid profile, decreasing total and LDL-cholesterol and increasing HDL cholesterol while reducing LDL oxidizability; that the extract will reduce platelet peroxidation, aggregability and blood hypercoagulability; that it will improve renal function by reducing urinary platelet-activating factor and albumin excretion. A cluster of diseases are associated with insulin resistance, including the risks for cardiovascular disease. This study will attempt to demonstrate a compound whose biological activities may explain the associations found in the insulin resistance syndrome.

Project Start
1999-12-01
Project End
2000-11-30
Budget Start
1998-10-01
Budget End
1999-09-30
Support Year
19
Fiscal Year
2000
Total Cost
$16,409
Indirect Cost
Name
University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
Department
Type
DUNS #
800772162
City
San Antonio
State
TX
Country
United States
Zip Code
78229
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