Effect of AXOS on the Colon Metabolism in Healthy Volunteers

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 3, 2012
Last Update Posted : January 14, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Kristin Verbeke, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of AXOS on parameters of colon metabolism and gut health

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Gut Health Dietary Supplement: Arabinoxylanoligosaccharides Dietary Supplement: Maltodextrine Phase 2

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 20 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: Effect of AXOS on the Colon Metabolism in Healthy Volunteers
Study Start Date : March 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2012

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Arabinoxylanoligosaccharides (AXOS)
AXOS (2 x 5g WBE/day)
Dietary Supplement: Arabinoxylanoligosaccharides
Placebo Comparator: Maltodextrine (placebo)
Maltodextrine (2 x 5g/day)
Dietary Supplement: Maltodextrine

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Fecal water toxicity [ Time Frame: Participants are followed for 10 weeks, with measurements on 4 specific time points ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 45 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • healthy volunteers
  • regular dietary pattern (3 meals/day)
  • age: 18-45y
  • BMI: 18,5-27 kg/m2

Exclusion Criteria:

  • intake of antibiotics 1 month prior to the study
  • abdominal surgery in the past, with the exception of appendectomy
  • intake of medication influencing the gastro-intestinal system 14 days prior to the study
  • in treatment at a dietician
  • serious liver- or kidney failure
  • vegetarians
  • intake of pre- and/or probiotics
  • Exposure to radioactivity 1 year prior to the study

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01656499

UZ Leuven/KU Leuven
Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium, 3000
Sponsors and Collaborators
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Responsible Party: Kristin Verbeke, Professor Kristin Verbeke, Ph. D., Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Identifier: NCT01656499     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ML7245
First Posted: August 3, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 14, 2015
Last Verified: January 2015