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A Single-centre, Randomised, Double-blind, Controlled, Parallel-group Study to Evaluate the Effect of a Fermented Dairy Product on Abdominal Distension, Digestive Symptoms and Rectal Sensitivity in Patients With Irritable Bowel Syndrome With Constipation (IBS-C)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Danone Research Identifier:
First received: March 29, 2010
Last updated: January 18, 2017
Last verified: January 2017
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of a commercially available fermented dairy product containing probiotics (4 weeks, twice a day) on abdominal distension in IBS patients with constipation (IBS-C).

Condition Intervention
Women With IBS-C Other: 1-fermented dairy product Other: 2- milk-based non-fermented dairy product (control product)

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment

Further study details as provided by Danone Research:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Mean abdominal distension after a 4-week period of product consumption in IBS-C patients [ Time Frame: 0-4 weeks ]

Enrollment: 120
Study Start Date: February 2010
Study Completion Date: January 2014
Primary Completion Date: June 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 = Tested product Other: 1-fermented dairy product
Arm 1 - Intervention 1 (probiotics)
Active Comparator: 2 = Control product Other: 2- milk-based non-fermented dairy product (control product)
Arm 2 - Intervention 2 (control)


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • female
  • Age: 18-70

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01097993

United Kingdom
Manchester Hospital
Manchester, United Kingdom
Sponsors and Collaborators
Danone Research
  More Information

Responsible Party: Danone Research Identifier: NCT01097993     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NU324
Study First Received: March 29, 2010
Last Updated: January 18, 2017

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Colonic Diseases, Functional
Colonic Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases processed this record on August 17, 2017