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Efficacy of a Probiotic Formulation on Energy Balance in Overweight Subjects

2014-08-27 03:16:01 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Probiotic administration is associated with health benefits on gut barrier integrity and immunological functions of the gastrointestinal tract. Recently, probiotic consumption was proposed to reduce fat mass and body weight in rodents (Lee HY. et al. 2006; Hamad EM. et al. 2009). Changes in energy metabolism might be involved in the effects of probiotics on weight control.

The objective of this study was to assess the efficacy of the consumption of a probiotic formulation on energy balance in overweight subjects.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Healthy

Intervention

Probiotic, Placebo

Location

Nestlé Research Center
Lausanne
Vaud
Switzerland
1000

Status

Recruiting

Source

Nestle Research Center

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:16:01-0400

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A species of Bifidobacterium that occurs in the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT of mammals and healthy humans. It has anti-inflammatory activity and is used as a PROBIOTIC.

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