Prebiotic Fructans on the Incidence of Acute Infectious Diseases in Children
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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.
Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
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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Ages Eligible for Study:
3 Years to 6 Years (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
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
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