Probiotics and Infections in Children Attending Day Care Centres

This study has been completed.
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Collaborator:
Helsinki University
Information provided by:
Valio Ltd
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01014676
First received: November 16, 2009
Last updated: July 6, 2011
Last verified: July 2011

November 16, 2009
July 6, 2011
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Probiotics and Infections in Children Attending Day Care Centres
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The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of regular consumption of probiotic milk in preventing illnesses in Finnish children attending day care centres, and possible cost-benefits that could be associated with fewer illnesses.

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Interventional
Phase 3
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  • Respiratory Tract Infections
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Dietary Supplement: Probiotic
  • Other: Placebo
  • Active Comparator: Probiotic milk
    Intervention: Dietary Supplement: Probiotic
  • Placebo Comparator: Standard milk
    Intervention: Other: Placebo
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Completed
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 2 to 6 years in the beginning of the intervention
  • Attendance at a day care centre participating in the study (5 days a week)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Milk allergy or lactose intolerance
  • Congenital heart diseases that requires regular medication
  • Malign diseases
  • Cytostatic treatment
  • Use of biological rheumatic medication
  • Continuous microbial medication
  • Regular use of oral corticosteroids (inhalable accepted)
  • Diabetes
  • Simultaneous participation in other clinical trials
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2 Years to 6 Years
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Finland
 
NCT01014676
Valio-69
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Valio Ltd
Helsinki University
Principal Investigator: Anne Pitkäranta, Professor Helsinki University Central Hospital
Valio Ltd
July 2011

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