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An Iron-containing Food Product for the Prevention of Diminished Iron Status in Soldiers

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01100905
First Posted: April 9, 2010
Last Update Posted: April 26, 2010
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Information provided by:
United States Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine
  Purpose
Military personnel face intense physical and cognitive demands. Diminished iron status affects physiologic responses to these challenges. Both cross-sectional and longitudinal studies indicate a significant decrement in iron status in enlisted female military personnel immediately following basic combat training (BCT). Decrements in iron status are associated with diminished cognitive and physical performance, and may affect body composition. The primary objective of this randomized, placebo controlled study is to assess the utility of an iron-containing food product for maintaining iron status during BCT. This study will provide insight into the utility and efficacy of an iron-containing food product for the maintenance of iron status during military training. Furthermore, it will provide novel scientific data regarding the relationship between iron status and physical and cognitive performance in female Soldiers.

Condition Intervention
Iron Deficiency Iron Deficiency Anemia Other: Iron-containing food product

Study Type: Interventional
Official Title: Utility of an Iron-containing Food Product for the Prevention of Diminished Iron Status During Basic Combat Training

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Further study details as provided by United States Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine:

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 42 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Female US Army Recruit
  • Participating in Basic Combat Training

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Male
  • Pregnancy
  • Diagnosed hemochromatosis
  • Diagnosed thalassemia
  • History of ulcerative colitis
  • Allergy to chocolate
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01100905


Locations
United States, South Carolina
Fort Jackson
Columbia, South Carolina, United States, 29207
Sponsors and Collaborators
United States Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: James P. McClung, Ph.D., USARIEM
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01100905     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H08-11
First Submitted: April 7, 2010
First Posted: April 9, 2010
Last Update Posted: April 26, 2010
Last Verified: April 2010

Keywords provided by United States Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine:
Iron
Iron status
Iron deficiency
Iron deficiency anemia

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anemia, Iron-Deficiency
Anemia, Hypochromic
Anemia
Hematologic Diseases
Iron Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Iron
Trace Elements
Micronutrients
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs