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Multi-ingredient Nutrition Supplement in Older Adults

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT02001831
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified November 2013 by Brendan Egan, University College Dublin.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : December 5, 2013
Last Update Posted : December 5, 2013
Smartfish AS
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Brendan Egan, University College Dublin

Brief Summary:

The aims of the present study are:

i. To conduct a population study of body composition, muscle function and ability to undertake activities of daily living in elderly Irish individuals

ii. To investigate the effect of a six month period of nutrition supplement support on lean tissue mass, and muscle and cognitive function in individuals aged 70 to 80 years.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Physical Disability Dietary Supplement: Supplement Dietary Supplement: Placebo Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 50 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Effect of a Nutrition Supplement Containing Fish Oil, Whey Protein, Vitamin D, and Resveratrol, on Muscular and Cognitive Function in Older Adults
Study Start Date : January 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date : August 2014
Estimated Study Completion Date : January 2015

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Supplement

Liquid nutrient support (quantity 200 mL per day; energy 200 kcal per day):

Carbohydrate 28.5 g

Protein 8 g as Whey Protein Isolate

ω-3 PUFA 3000 mg, as DHA 1500mg, as EPA 1500mg

Vitamin D3 10 μg

Resveratrol 150 mg

Dietary Supplement: Supplement
Placebo Comparator: Control

Placebo control

Liquid nutrient support

Quantity 200 mL per day - fruit juice only i,e. in absence of bioactives present in the "supplement" (whey protein, omega 3, vitamin D and resveratrol).

Dietary Supplement: Placebo

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Total and appendicular muscle mass [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline at day 84 & day 168 ]
    By means of measurement of lean body mass using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA)

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Lower extremity physical function [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline at day 84 & day 168 ]
    By means of score ranging from 0 (worst performance) to 12 (best performance) achieved on the Short Performance Battery Test (Guralnik et al J Gerontol. 1994 49(2):M85-94)

  2. Cognitive performance [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline at day 84 & day 168 ]
    By means of performances in the following battery: Timed Up and Go test, Trail Making Test (TMT) part A and B, Auditory Verbal Learning Test, Stroop Colour-Word Test, Verbal Fluency, Forward and Backward Digit Spans, and Cognitive Failures Questionnaire

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Ages Eligible for Study:   70 Years and older   (Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • ≥ 70 years of age
  • Medically stable, according to Greig et al. (1994)
  • BMI between 20 and 30 kg/m2
  • Sedentary lifestyle, defined by ≤125 min/week of activity on the CHAMPS-18 questionnaire;

Exclusion criteria:

  • Not medically stable by Greig criteria, and the medical history details in the ethics form
  • Conducting an active lifestyle
  • Skeletal muscle index (SMI) of ≥ 6.75 kg/m2 for women or ≥ 10.75 kg/m2 for men according to Janssen et al. (2003)
  • Cognitive impairment expressed as mini mental state examination (MMSE) score ≤ 23.
  • Current or recent (8 wk) use of fish-oil supplement intake
  • Current or recent (8 wk) use of proteins, vitamins or other supplements interfering the metabolic scope

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02001831

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Contact: Brendan Egan, PhD

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UCD Institute for Sport and Health
Dublin, Ireland, Dublin 4
Sponsors and Collaborators
University College Dublin
Smartfish AS
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Study Director: Giuseppe De Vito, MD, PhD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Population Sciences. University College Dublin
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Responsible Party: Brendan Egan, Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science, University College Dublin Identifier: NCT02001831    
Other Study ID Numbers: SMF-3000
First Posted: December 5, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 5, 2013
Last Verified: November 2013
Keywords provided by Brendan Egan, University College Dublin:
Skeletal muscle