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The Effect of Milk Powder With Fiber and Probiotics on Digestive Habits and General Health Well-being of Selected Filipino Mothers.

This study has been completed.
Sprim Advanced Life Sciences
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Fonterra Research Centre Identifier:
First received: May 10, 2013
Last updated: August 6, 2013
Last verified: August 2013
In-Shape Nutritional Milk Powder is a nutritional milk powder containing fibers, probiotics and other nutrients. This study will focus on the effects of fiber and probiotics on digestive health and health well being in selected Filipino mothers

Condition Intervention
Dietary Supplement: ANMUM In-Shape Nutritional Milk Powder for Active Mothers

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effect of Milk Powder With Fiber and Probiotics on Digestive Habits and General Health Well-being of Selected Filipino Mothers.

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Further study details as provided by Fonterra Research Centre:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Bowel improvement [ Time Frame: up to day 28 ]
    Evaluate the perceptions of selected Filipino women (21-35 years of age) on the effectiveness of milk powder with fiber and probiotics on improving bowel movement through questionnaires.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Intestinal health [ Time Frame: Day 0 and day 28 ]
    Assess intestinal improvement determined by questionnaire on sensation after bowel movement and state of stools (color, odor, shape) through a questionnaire.

  • General well-being and lifestyle attitudes [ Time Frame: Day 3, 7, 10, 14, 21, 24, and 28 ]
    Assess the general well-being and lifestyle attitudes through a questionnaire.

Enrollment: 72
Study Start Date: May 2013
Study Completion Date: July 2013
Primary Completion Date: July 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Milk powder
ANMUM In-Shape Nutritional Milk Powder for Active Mothers. The dose of the milk powder is 40g added to 200ml of drinkable water and will be taken twice a day.
Dietary Supplement: ANMUM In-Shape Nutritional Milk Powder for Active Mothers


Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 35 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Female between 21 and 35 years of age.
  • Has at least one child under the age of three.
  • Willingness and ability to participate in the study.
  • Suffering from mild to moderate constipation and bowel troubles, and non-specific symptoms including bloating, flatulence, gurgling, feeling heavy after eating, and abdominal pain.
  • Slow transit or irregular bowels movements (stool consistency harder than usual or fewer bowel movements, i.e. every 2-3 days or less than 3 bowel movements per week).
  • Agree to maintain dietetic measures (on their own volition or as previously recommended by health/nutrition professionals), if any, during the study period.
  • Subject, or subject's legally acceptable representative, has voluntarily signed and dated an informed consent form, approved by a local Ethics Committee/Institutional Review Board authorization prior to any participation in the study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Having participated in another trial currently and up to two months prior to this trial date.
  • Known chronic constipation.
  • Treated gastrointestinal symptoms.
  • Regular intake of laxatives or other remedies to promote digestion (herbal teas, peppermint etc.) during the two weeks before the start of the study or during the study.
  • Consuming dairy products or supplements containing Probiotics (e.g., yogurt, Lactic acid drink, drinkable yogurt, food supplements, extracts), Prebiotics (e.g., Oligosaccharides), or fiber supplements within 10 days prior to the start of the study or during the study.
  • Currently taking (and during the past 3 months) any dietary fiber supplementation except from food sources.
  • Previous contraindication to fiber supplement (Crohn's disease).
  • Recently or currently on antibiotic medication in the past two weeks.
  • Known allergy to milk proteins or intolerance to lactose.
  • Currently pregnant.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01862341

Villamor Air Base
Makati, Philippines
Camp Aguinaldo
Manilla, Philippines
Camp Crame
Quezon, Philippines
Camp Bagong Diwa
Taguig, Philippines
Sponsors and Collaborators
Fonterra Research Centre
Sprim Advanced Life Sciences
Principal Investigator: Imelda Agdeppa, PhD FNRI
  More Information

Responsible Party: Fonterra Research Centre Identifier: NCT01862341     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FON-JOLIE-PPH-2012-01
Study First Received: May 10, 2013
Last Updated: August 6, 2013

Keywords provided by Fonterra Research Centre:
Bowel movement
Intestinal health

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive
Signs and Symptoms processed this record on April 27, 2017