Clinical Effects of a Nucleotides-Supplemented Infant Formula

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 16, 2006
Last Update Posted : October 23, 2007
Materna Laboratories
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Soroka University Medical Center

Brief Summary:
The study hypothesis is that different concentrations of nucleotides' supplementation of an infant formula might affect differently growth and/or other clinical parameters in neonates.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Nutritional Requirements Drug: Nutritional supplementation (nucleotides) Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

Three groups of 50 newborn infants each, will be fed for 30 days an infant formula supplemented with either 4.9 mg/100 kcal or 10.6 mg/100 kcal of nucleotides or with no supplementation. Newborns will be monitored prospectively for the following outcome parameters:

  • Growth percentiles.
  • Behaviour and infantile colic.
  • Bowel habits.
  • Side effects.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 150 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: The Clinical Effects of an Infant Formula Supplemented With Various Concentrations of Nucleotides
Study Start Date : March 2006
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2007

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Growth percentiles, Behaviour and infantile colic, Bowel habits.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Side effects.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 30 Days   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy newborns aged 0-30 days.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prematurity
  • Chronic illness
  • Failure to thrive
  • Milk allergy

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00292812

Soroka Medical Center
Beer-Sheva, Israel, 84101
Sponsors and Collaborators
Soroka University Medical Center
Materna Laboratories
Principal Investigator: Zvi Weizman, MD Head, Pediatric GI and Nutrition Unit Identifier: NCT00292812     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Sor4123ctil
First Posted: February 16, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 23, 2007
Last Verified: May 2007

Keywords provided by Soroka University Medical Center:
Infant nutrition
Infant formula