Try our beta test site
IMPORTANT: Listing of a study on this site does not reflect endorsement by the National Institutes of Health. Talk with a trusted healthcare professional before volunteering for a study. Read more...

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

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of California, Davis Identifier:
First received: June 20, 2012
Last updated: June 21, 2012
Last verified: June 2012
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.

To Evaluate the Effects of Milk Components (Whey and/or Inulin)
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

Resource links provided by NLM:

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)

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)
  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

No Contacts or Locations Provided
  More Information

Responsible Party: University of California, Davis Identifier: NCT01626300     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 200513884-2
Study First Received: June 20, 2012
Last Updated: June 21, 2012

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections processed this record on April 26, 2017