Effect of the Consumption of a Cheese Enriched With Probiotic Organisms in Improving Symptoms of Constipation
Constipation is a common gastrointestinal motility disorder, chronic condition that often negatively affects the daily lives of patients due to their symptoms, such as infrequent stools, hard stools, straining or painful defecation, cramping, bloating and flatulence. Stress, poor diet and sedentary lifestyle are part of modern lifestyle, which contributes to the onset of constipation. One way to reduce constipation through nutritional management of affected individuals is through consumption of probiotic products, which beneficially affect the development of microbial flora in the intestine, helping to improve the symptoms of constipation. Among these foods, the market is a fresh cheese, plus Bifidobacterium lactis, which according to its maker, when consumed as part of a healthy diet, presents beneficial effects in improving symptoms of constipation.
Hypothesis: The fresh cheese enriched with Bifidobacterium lactis relieves symptoms constipation.
|Constipation||Dietary Supplement: Probiotic fresh cheese Dietary Supplement: Regular Cheese|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Open Label
|Official Title:||Effect of the Consumption of a Cheese Enriched With Probiotic Organisms (Bifidobacterium Lactis Bi-07) in Improving Symptoms of Constipation: a Randomized Controlled Trial|
- Increase in frequency of bowel movements after eating probiotic cheese enriched [ Time Frame: 1 month ]
|Study Start Date:||January 2012|
|Study Completion Date:||May 2012|
|Primary Completion Date:||May 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Probiotic cheese
The group received, for 30 days, was instructed to eat 30 g/day of probiotic fresh cheese enriched with Bifidobacterium lactis Bi-07.
Dietary Supplement: Probiotic fresh cheese
Participants in the intervention group were instructed to drink 30 grams of fresh cheese enriched with probiotics daily for 30 consecutive days.
Other Name: Fresh cheese enriched with Bifidobacterium lactis Bi-07
Placebo Comparator: Regular Cheese
The group placebo received, for 30 days, was instructed to consume 30g/day of regular fresh cheese.
|Dietary Supplement: Regular Cheese|
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01680432
|Diane Cássia Fravetto|
|Guaporé, RS, Brazil, 95900000|
|Principal Investigator:||Thaís R Moreira||University Center Univates|