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Prebiotic Fructans on the Incidence of Acute Infectious Diseases in Children

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 7, 2017
Last Update Posted : August 28, 2018
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Brief Summary:
The study aims to explore whether prophylactic dietary supplementation with prebiotic inulin-type fructans is able to influence the intestinal microbiota and the frequency of infectious disease episodes in kindergarten children during a winter period.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Infectious Disease Children, Only Diet Modification Dietary Supplement: prebiotic inulin-type fructan Dietary Supplement: Placebo maltodextrin Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 258 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Double-blind, Parallel, Randomized, (Placebo-controlled) Explorative Study on the Effect of a Mixture of Prebiotic Oligosaccharides on the Composition of Intestinal Microbiota and Selected Health Outcomes in Children 3 to 6 Years of Age
Actual Study Start Date : September 16, 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 28, 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : April 28, 2014

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Drug Information available for: Inulin

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: prebiotic inulin-type fructan Dietary Supplement: prebiotic inulin-type fructan
Placebo Comparator: placebo maltodextrin Dietary Supplement: Placebo maltodextrin

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Frequency of infectious disease episodes [ Time Frame: 24 weeks period ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. microbiota composition [ Time Frame: 24 weeks period ]
    fecal microbiota composition (qPCR, illumina)

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Ages Eligible for Study:   3 Years to 6 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subject is healthy at the time of pre-examination
  • Subject is aged 3-6 years at the time of pre-examination
  • Subject attends a kindergarten at the time of pre-examination

Exclusion Criteria:

  • congenital disease or malformation influencing the gastrointestinal System
  • children with congenital or acquired immunodeficiency
  • children with food intolerance, food allergy or metabolic disorder requiring special diet
  • children who regularly (more than 3 times per week) consumed products or food supplements containing prebiotics or probiotics
  • children who consumed antibiotics or laxatives within 14 days
  • children who had any infectious disease within 14 days at the time of pre-examination

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03241355

Sponsors and Collaborators
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Principal Investigator: Tamás Decsi, Prof. Department of Paediatrics, University of Pécs, Hungary

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Responsible Party: Beneo-Institute Identifier: NCT03241355     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 13004n_Fructan_Study
First Posted: August 7, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 28, 2018
Last Verified: August 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Communicable Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents