Milk Supplementation and Energy Balance.

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 7, 2008
Last Update Posted : July 2, 2012
Dairy Farmers of Canada
National Dairy Council
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Angelo Tremblay, Laval University

Brief Summary:
The aim of the project is to determine if milk supplementation during a caloric restriction program facilitates the lost of weight, improves the appetite control and attenuates the decrease of bone mineral content in low-calcium consumer women.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Obesity Osteoporosis Dietary Supplement: Supplementation of milk (35% more calcium) Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Calcium deficiency is related to a higher risk of obesity. Some studies showed a lost of weight by elevating the calcium consumption to reach the recommended level. Milk supplementation could be a good alternative to reach this objective, but its impact on weight loss and on appetite sensations has not been verified. Furthermore, losing weight leads to some negative consequences like a decrease of bone mineral content. Considering the benefits of milk on bone health, a higher intake of this food product during weight loss could represent a healthy strategy.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 41 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Impact of Milk Supplementation on Body Composition, Bone Density and Satiety in Women Following a Weight Loss Program.
Study Start Date : October 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2009

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Intervention Details:
  • Dietary Supplement: Supplementation of milk (35% more calcium)
    The supplement provides 1000 mg of calcium and 250 kcal daily.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Body composition (body weight, fat mass, anthropometric measurements) [ Time Frame: Baseline, month 1, and month 6 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Bone density (DXA) [ Time Frame: Baseline and month 6 ]
  2. Appetite sensations [ Time Frame: Baseline, month 1, and month 6 ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   25 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Low-calcium consumer (less than 800 mg daily)
  • BMI between 27 to 42 kg/m2
  • Sedentary
  • Healthy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • In menopause
  • Medications that alter the project's objectives
  • Smoker
  • Dietary supplement consumer
  • High alcohol or caffeine consumer

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00729170

Canada, Quebec
Centre de recherche de l'Hôpital Laval
Québec, Quebec, Canada, G1V 4G5
Sponsors and Collaborators
Laval University
Dairy Farmers of Canada
National Dairy Council
Principal Investigator: Angelo Tremblay, Ph.D. Laval University
Principal Investigator: Denis R Joanisse, Ph.D. Laval University

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Angelo Tremblay, Professor, Laval University Identifier: NCT00729170     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1_Tremblay
First Posted: August 7, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 2, 2012
Last Verified: June 2012

Keywords provided by Angelo Tremblay, Laval University:
Weight loss
Bone density

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bone Diseases, Metabolic
Bone Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Metabolic Diseases
Calcium, Dietary
Bone Density Conservation Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs