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Flax Mucilage and Apparent Nutrient Digestibility (HØRFRØ)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified August 2009 by University of Copenhagen.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
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University of Copenhagen Identifier:
First received: July 17, 2009
Last updated: November 10, 2010
Last verified: August 2009
The aim is to study the effects of flaxseed mucilage, rich in dietary fiber on apparent fat and energy digestibility in young adults.

Condition Intervention
Dietary Supplement: fiber drink and fiber bread

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effect of Flaxseed and Flaxseed Mucilage on Energy Digestibility, Lipid Profile and Appetite

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Further study details as provided by University of Copenhagen:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Fat and energy digestibility [ Time Frame: mean over period ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • appetite [ Time Frame: three times daily ]
  • gastrointestinal distress [ Time Frame: continously ]
  • lipid profile [ Time Frame: end of each period ]
  • glucose and insulin [ Time Frame: end of each period ]
  • fecal output and transit time [ Time Frame: mean of each period ]

Estimated Enrollment: 16
Study Start Date: March 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2009
Primary Completion Date: July 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: fiber drink Dietary Supplement: fiber drink and fiber bread
fiber drink or fiber bread three times daily
Experimental: fiber bread Dietary Supplement: fiber drink and fiber bread
fiber drink or fiber bread three times daily
Experimental: placebo Dietary Supplement: fiber drink and fiber bread
fiber drink or fiber bread three times daily

Detailed Description:
A 3 times 1-wk randomised crossover dietary intervention study, where the full diet is provided to 17 young subjects along with different flaxseed mucilage preparations. During the last five days, fecal samples are collected. Fasting blood samples are collected on day 1 and 8 in each period and appetite sensation is registered three times daily before the main meals.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 40 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18-40y
  • BMI 22-28
  • healthy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • smoking
  • medication
  • excess PA
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00953004

University of Copenhagen, Department og Human Nutrition
Frederiksberg C, Denmark, 1958
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Copenhagen
Principal Investigator: Arne Astrup, PhD, Dr med University of Copenhagen
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Responsible Party: Head and professor Arne Astrup, University of Copenhagen, Department of Human Nutrition Identifier: NCT00953004     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: B245
Study First Received: July 17, 2009
Last Updated: November 10, 2010

Keywords provided by University of Copenhagen:
dietary fiber
apparent energy digestibility processed this record on May 25, 2017