Gastrointestinal Toleration of Inulin Products

This study has been completed.
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University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute Identifier:
First received: August 12, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: August 2009
History: No changes posted

The intake of inulin products has been linked to multiple health benefits which has lead to inulin fortification in food products.

The investigators hypothesis that doses of up to 10 grams of inulin products should be well tolerated and not result in a significant increase in gastrointestinal symptoms.

Condition Intervention
Dietary Supplement: Inulin Fiber Supplement

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Official Title: Effect of Two Doses of Inulin Products on Gastrointestinal Tolerance

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Gastrointestinal Tolerance Score [ Time Frame: Aug 2008 thru Oct 2008 ]

Enrollment: 26
Study Start Date: August 2008
Study Completion Date: October 2008
Primary Completion Date: October 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Dietary Supplement: Inulin Fiber Supplement
    Orange juice fortified with 0, 5g, and 10g of 2 inulin products

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • english speaking
  • healthy men and women
  • 18 and 60 years of age
  • non-smoking
  • non-dieting
  • BMI less than 30
  • standard diet consisting of no more than 15 grams fiber
  • not taking medications

Exclusion Criteria:

  • BMI more than 30
  • CVD
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • cancer in prior 5 years
  • renal or hepatic disease
  • bacterial infection in past 2 weeks
  • more than 5 kg weight loss in past 3 months
  • history of drug or alcohol abuse in past 6 months
  • use of weight loss, lipid-lowering, anti-hypertensive, or anti- inflammatory medications
  • concurrent or recent intervention study participation
  • consumption of laxatives
  • history of gastrointestinal disorders
  • food allergies
  • pregnant or lactating women
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00958529

United States, Minnesota
University of Minnesota: Nutrition and Food Science Department
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55108
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Principal Investigator: Joanne L Slavin, PhD University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute
  More Information

Responsible Party: Joanne Slavin, University of Minnesota Identifier: NCT00958529     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0805M32121 
Study First Received: August 12, 2009
Last Updated: August 12, 2009

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