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Pilot Study of Safety and Tolerability of Nutrifriend Cachexia in COPD Cachexia

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: NCT02442908
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 13, 2015
Last Update Posted : December 24, 2020
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Smartfish AS

Brief Summary:
SF-K002 is a pilot study in patients with moderate to severe COPD suffering from involuntary weight loss. The study is 12 weeks, double-blinded, placebo controlled and the main objective is to study the safety and tolerability of Nutrifriend Cachexia.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
COPD Cachexia Dietary Supplement: Nutrifriend Cachexia Dietary Supplement: Isocaloric placebo Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
This study is a 12-week, randomised, parallel group, placebo controlled, multi-centre study. The primary objective is to evaluate the safety and tolerability of Nutrifriend Cachexia in patients with COPD. The secondary objectives of the study are to evaluate effects on body composition, muscle function, daily activity, inflammation, lung function, compliance, appetite and Quality of Life.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 45 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A 12-Week, Randomised, Placebo Controlled, Multi-Centre, Parallel Group Study Assessing the Safety and Tolerability of Nutrifriend Cachexia (Non-Complete Dietary Formula) in Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Study Start Date : May 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2016

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: NF Cachexia
Nutrifriend Cachexia, an Omega-3 enriched fruit juice (non complete dietary formula).
Dietary Supplement: Nutrifriend Cachexia
2 daily for 12 weeks
Other Name: NFCax

Placebo Comparator: Placebo
An isocaloric placebo comparator
Dietary Supplement: Isocaloric placebo
2 daily for 12 weeks
Other Name: Placobo

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Safety and tolerability assessed by (adverse events, concomitant medication and laboratory markers) of Nutrifriend Cachexia in patients with COPD [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Body composition assessed by fat mass and lean body mass (LBM) [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  2. Body composition assessed by weight, BMI and waist & calf circumference [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  3. Function assessed by 6 minute walking test [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  4. Function assessed by grip strength [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  5. Function assessed by walking distance [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  6. Inflammation [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
    IL-6, IL-8, TNF-alpha, CRP

  7. Metabolic markers [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
    Glucose, insulin, cholesterol

  8. QoL assessed by COPD Assessment Test (CAT) [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  9. QoL assessed by COPD Clinical Questionnaire (CCQ) [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  10. QoL assessed by St. George Respiratory Questionnaire for COPD patients (SGRQ C) [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  11. QoL assessed by Functional Assessment of Anorexia/Cachexia Therapy (FAACT) questionnaire [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  12. QoL assessed by Nutrition Appetite Questionnaire (CNAQ) [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  13. Compliance assessed by Drinks consumed [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  14. Compliance assessed by vitamin D levels [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  15. Compliance assessed by Omega-3 incorporation [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age >50 years
  • Moderate to severe COPD patients with forced expiratory volume (FEV1) of 30-60%
  • Involuntary weight loss <10%
  • 18 kg/m2 ≤ BMI ≤ 32 kg/m2

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Exacerbation of COPD within 3 months prior to screening
  • Treatment with oral corticosteroids (>5 mg/day) within 3 months prior to screening
  • Treatment with anabolic steroids within 3 months prior to screening
  • Current oxygen treatment or home ventilation therapy
  • Change in smoking habits during the previous 6 months
  • Major changes in COPD maintenance treatment within 3 months prior to screening
  • Other cachectic disorders such as cancer, renal or hepatic disorders

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02442908

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Ladulaas kliniska studier
Borås, Sweden, 50630
Helsingborg, Sweden, 25220
Malmö, Sweden, 21152
A+ Science City Site
Stockholm, Sweden, 11157
Sponsors and Collaborators
Smartfish AS
Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: Smartfish AS Identifier: NCT02442908    
Other Study ID Numbers: SF-K002
First Posted: May 13, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 24, 2020
Last Verified: December 2020
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Wasting Syndrome
Weight Loss
Body Weight Changes
Body Weight
Metabolic Diseases
Nutrition Disorders