WENBIT - Western Norway B Vitamin Intervention Trial "WENBIT"


Phase 3 Results



  • Nexo E, Hvas AM, Bleie O, Refsum H, Fedosov SN, Vollset SE, Schneede J, Nordrehaug JE, Ueland PM, Nygard OK. Holo-transcobalamin is an early marker of changes in cobalamin homeostasis. A randomized placebo-controlled study. Clin Chem. 2002 Oct;48(10):1768-71. Pubmed ID:12324494
  • Bor MV, Refsum H, Bisp MR, Bleie O, Schneede J, Nordrehaug JE, Ueland PM, Nygard OK, Nexo E. Plasma vitamin B6 vitamers before and after oral vitamin B6 treatment: a randomized placebo-controlled study. Clin Chem. 2003 Jan;49(1):155-61. Pubmed ID:12507972
  • Holm PI, Bleie O, Ueland PM, Lien EA, Refsum H, Nordrehaug JE, Nygard O. Betaine as a determinant of postmethionine load total plasma homocysteine before and after B-vitamin supplementation. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2004 Feb;24(2):301-7. Epub 2003 Dec 29. Pubmed ID:14699020
  • Bleie O, Refsum H, Ueland PM, Vollset SE, Guttormsen AB, Nexo E, Schneede J, Nordrehaug JE, Nygard O. Changes in basal and postmethionine load concentrations of total homocysteine and cystathionine after B vitamin intervention. Am J Clin Nutr. 2004 Sep;80(3):641-8. Pubmed ID:15321804
  • Gavasso S, Nygard O, Pedersen ER, Aarseth JH, Bleie O, Myhr KM, Vedeler CA. Fcgamma receptor IIIA polymorphism as a risk-factor for coronary artery disease. Atherosclerosis. 2005 Jun;180(2):277-82. Epub 2005 Jan 25. Pubmed ID:15910853
  • Morkbak AL, Hvas AM, Lloyd-Wright Z, Sanders TA, Bleie O, Refsum H, Nygaard OK, Nexo E. Effect of vitamin B12 treatment on haptocorrin. Clin Chem. 2006 Jun;52(6):1104-11. Epub 2006 Apr 13. Pubmed ID:16613998
  • Ulvik B, Wentzel-Larsen T, Hanestad BR, Omenaas E, Nygard OK. Relationship between provider-based measures of physical function and self-reported health-related quality of life in patients admitted for elective coronary angiography. Heart Lung. 2006 Mar-Apr;35(2):90-100. Pubmed ID:16543037
  • Bleie Ø, Semb AG, Grundt H, Nordrehaug JE, Vollset SE, Ueland PM, Nilsen DW, Bakken AM, Refsum H, Nygård OK. Homocysteine-lowering therapy does not affect inflammatory markers of atherosclerosis in patients with stable coronary artery disease. J Intern Med. 2007 Aug;262(2):244-53. Pubmed ID:17645592
  • Ulvik B, Nygård O, Hanestad BR, Wentzel-Larsen T, Wahl AK. Associations between disease severity, coping and dimensions of health-related quality of life in patients admitted for elective coronary angiography - a cross sectional study. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2008 May 29;6:38. Pubmed ID:18510727
  • Ulvik B, Bjelland I, Hanestad BR, Omenaas E, Wentzel-Larsen T, Nygård O. Comparison of the Short Form 36 and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale measuring emotional distress in patients admitted for elective coronary angiography. Heart Lung. 2008 Jul-Aug;37(4):286-95. Pubmed ID:18620104
  • Ebbing M, Bleie Ø, Ueland PM, Nordrehaug JE, Nilsen DW, Vollset SE, Refsum H, Pedersen EK, Nygård O. Mortality and cardiovascular events in patients treated with homocysteine-lowering B vitamins after coronary angiography: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA. 2008 Aug 20;300(7):795-804. Pubmed ID:18714059
  • Lønnebakken MT, Bleie O, Strand E, Staal EM, Nygård OK, Gerdts E. Myocardial contrast echocardiography in assessment of stable coronary artery disease at intermediate dobutamine-induced stress level. Echocardiography. 2009 Jan;26(1):52-60. Pubmed ID:19125808
  • Lønnebakken MT, Staal EM, Bleie O, Strand E, Nygård OK, Gerdts E. Quantitative contrast stress echocardiography in assessment of restenosis after percutaneous coronary intervention in stable coronary artery disease. Eur J Echocardiogr. 2009 Jun 23; [Epub ahead of print] Pubmed ID:19549699
  • Manger MS, Strand E, Ebbing M, Seifert R, Refsum H, Nordrehaug JE, Nilsen DW, Drevon CA, Tell GS, Bleie O, Vollset SE, Pedersen ER, Nygård O. Dietary intake of n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids and coronary events in Norwegian patients with coronary artery disease. Am J Clin Nutr. 2010 May 19; [Epub ahead of print] Pubmed ID:20484456
  • Løland KH, Bleie O, Blix AJ, Strand E, Ueland PM, Refsum H, Ebbing M, Nordrehaug JE, Nygård O. Effect of homocysteine-lowering B vitamin treatment on angiographic progression of coronary artery disease: a western norway B vitamin intervention trial (WENBIT) substudy. Am J Cardiol. 2010 Jun 1;105(11):1577-84. Epub 2010 Apr 10. Pubmed ID:20494665
  • B-Vitamin Treatment Trialists' Collaboration. Homocysteine-lowering trials for prevention of cardiovascular events: a review of the design and power of the large randomized trials. Am Heart J. 2006 Feb;151(2):282-7. Review. Pubmed ID:16442889
  • Clarke R, Armitage J, Lewington S, Collins R; B-Vitamin Treatment Trialists' Collaboration. Homocysteine-lowering trials for prevention of vascular disease: protocol for a collaborative meta-analysis. Clin Chem Lab Med. 2007;45(12):1575-81. Review. Pubmed ID:18265450

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