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Nutrition Study of Effect of High Iron Beans on Iron Status

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01594359
First Posted: May 9, 2012
Last Update Posted: December 2, 2015
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Collaborator:
HarvestPlus
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Prof. Michael B. Zimmermann, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
  Purpose
The purpose of this study is to determine whether beans bred to have a high iron content are effective in improving the iron status of young women.

Condition Intervention
Iron Deficiency Other: Biofortified beans Other: BEAN

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: Efficacy of Iron Biofortified Beans in Improving the Iron Status of Rwandan Adolescent Girls: A Randomized Control Trial

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Further study details as provided by Prof. Michael B. Zimmermann, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Improved iron status [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    Improvement in serum ferritin


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Improved physical and cognitive performance [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    Tests on physical performance using accelerometers and breath tests; cognitive tests


Enrollment: 300
Study Start Date: August 2012
Study Completion Date: August 2014
Primary Completion Date: August 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: High iron bean
High-iron bean
Other: Biofortified beans
Comparison of two types of the common bean that are similar in all aspects except their iron concentration - one has a high iron concentration while the other has low iron concentration
Placebo Comparator: Low iron bean
Low-iron bean
Other: BEAN
Placebo

Detailed Description:
The goal of the study is to determine the efficacy of biofortified beans in improving the iron status of young women in Rwanda.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Non-pregnant adolescent subjects of reproductive age with low iron stores with or without mild anemia, who are otherwise healthy, will be enrolled in the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant, lactating, severe anemia, low BMI would be excluded
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01594359


Locations
Rwanda
National University of Rwanda
Butare, Kigali, Rwanda
Kigali, Rwanda
Sponsors and Collaborators
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
HarvestPlus
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Richard F. Hurrell, PhD University of Zurich
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Prof. Michael B. Zimmermann, Principle Investigator, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01594359     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Project #8209
First Submitted: May 3, 2012
First Posted: May 9, 2012
Last Update Posted: December 2, 2015
Last Verified: November 2015

Keywords provided by Prof. Michael B. Zimmermann, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology:
Ferritin

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