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Assessment of Physical Performance After Oral Supplementation of Magnesium in a Sample of Old Women in Good Health (Magnesium)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 29, 2013
Last Update Posted : October 29, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Giuseppe Sergi, University of Padova

Brief Summary:
Magnesium deficiency is associated also in the elderly with low physical performance; nevertheless trials about the effect of supplementation of magnesium on physical performance are not available in old people. The aim of our study is to investigate whether 12-weeks of oral magnesium supplementation improves physical performance in healthy elderly women

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Age Related Muscle Loss Dietary Supplement: Mg oxide Other: healthy diet Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 100 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Study Start Date : January 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2013
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2013

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Mg oxide
Participants were supplemented for 12-weeks with 300 mg of daily oral magnesium oxide.
Dietary Supplement: Mg oxide
Other Name: Magnesium oxide

Other: healthy diet
No Intervention: Controls
The control group was educated by a trained dietician to follow a healthy diet.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Changes in short physical performance battery (SPPB) [ Time Frame: Baseline and after 12 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Changes in appendicular skeletal mass (ASMMI) [ Time Frame: Baseline and after 12 weeks ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older   (Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • People over 65 years, not residents in nursing home, in good health

Exclusion Criteria:

  • previous supplementation of calcium, potassium or magnesium
  • use of pump proton inhibitors or digitalis
  • important co-mordidities such renal failure

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01971424

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Geriatrics Division, Department of Medicine
Padova, Italy, 35128
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Padova
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Responsible Party: Giuseppe Sergi, Medical Doctor, University of Padova Identifier: NCT01971424    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2011491
First Posted: October 29, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 29, 2013
Last Verified: October 2013
Keywords provided by Giuseppe Sergi, University of Padova:
physical performance
24 hour magnesuria
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Magnesium Oxide
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Gastrointestinal Agents