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Probiotics to Improve Women's Health

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute Identifier:
First received: January 28, 2013
Last updated: August 4, 2016
Last verified: August 2016
The purpose of the study is explore the effect of probiotics on plasma lipopolysaccharides (LPS) concentrations, as well as insulin and glucose levels, in obese women prior to and after dietary challenges (high carbohydrate meal, high fat meal).

Condition Intervention
Dietary Supplement: Probiotics

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Probiotics to Improve Women's Health

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Further study details as provided by Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Plasma LPS concentrations [ Time Frame: five weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Glucose concentrations [ Time Frame: five weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: April 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: No groups Dietary Supplement: Probiotics
Probiotics once a day for three weeks.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • BMI=30-40 kg/m2
  • Healthy, age 18 or older
  • Not consuming yogurt or cultured milk regularly (</= 1x/wk) or any probiotic supplement

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Medical conditions or medications that may affect metabolism as determined by the PI.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01800760

United States, Arkansas
Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States, 72202
Sponsors and Collaborators
Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute
Principal Investigator: Aline Andres, PhD University of Arkansas
  More Information

Responsible Party: Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute Identifier: NCT01800760     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 136010 
Study First Received: January 28, 2013
Last Updated: August 4, 2016
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

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