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The Effect of Milk Components on the Response to the Pneumonia Vaccine in Senior Citizens

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: June 22, 2012
Last Update Posted: June 21, 2017
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of California, Davis
The purpose of this study is to determine if the daily use of a certain amount and type of milk component for 2 months provides a significant stimulation to the immune system and specifically increases the chances of being protected against pneumonia after the vaccination.

The Effect of Milk Components on the Response to Pneumococcal Vaccines in the Elderly

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Control
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: The Effect of Milk Components on the Response to the Pneumonia Vaccine in Senior Citizens: A Randomized Placebo-controlled Clinical Trial

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Further study details as provided by University of California, Davis:

Enrollment: 45
Study Start Date: December 2007
Study Completion Date: June 2008
Primary Completion Date: June 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

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Ages Eligible for Study:   60 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Healthy subjects > 60 years of age.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age and a willingness to participate

Exclusion Criteria:

  • • Smoking history within 10 years

    • Underlying neoplasia or immunological disease
    • Use of oral cortisone or other immunosuppressive agents
    • Current consumption of milk and milk products greater than 1 unit of milk, 1 yogurt, or 1 serving of fresh cheese a day.
    • Food faddists or those taking a non-traditional diet
    • Current consumption of dietary supplements
    • People with a known history of milk allergy
    • People with chronic renal failure
    • People with chronic inflammatory diseases taking daily doses of NSAIDs for longer than 4 weeks at the time of enrollment.
    • Previous administration of the pneumomax vaccine
    • Reduced physical activity (i.e. NYHA classes III-IV)
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Responsible Party: University of California, Davis
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01626300     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 200513884
First Submitted: June 20, 2012
First Posted: June 22, 2012
Last Update Posted: June 21, 2017
Last Verified: May 2017

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections