Effectiveness of Quaker Complete Nutrition Supplements for Malnourished Adults
Intervention study in malnourished adults to assess whether a nutritional supplement given for 8 weeks in addition to the subject's usual diet improves body weight, body composition, biochemical and immune parameters.
|Study Design:||Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Effectiveness of Quaker Complete Nutrition Supplements for Malnourished Adults|
- To assess weight-gain efficacy following 8 weeks of dietary supplementation among malnourished adults. [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- To compare biochemical and immune markers before and following 8 weeks of treatment with dietary supplements. [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||August 2007|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2008|
Malnourished adults who will be given a dietary supplement.
Dietary Supplement: Quaker Complete Nutrition Supplements
3-6 250ml cans of Quaker Complete Nutrition Supplements per day
Criteria to be included in this study include:
BMI (Body Mass Index) under 19 Free of cancer, HIV/AIDS, bulimia/anorexia and any malabsorption disorders
We are studying whether adding nutritional shakes will help participants gain weight and improve their health and immunity. This study lasts about 8 weeks and has a total of 7 visits.
|United States, Maryland|
|Johns Hopkins School of Public Health 615 N. Wolfe St Room: E2537|
|Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21205|
|Principal Investigator:||Lawrence Cheskin, M.D||Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health|