Effect of the Consumption of a Cheese Enriched With Probiotic Organisms in Improving Symptoms of Constipation
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01680432|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 7, 2012
Last Update Posted : September 7, 2012
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.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Constipation||Dietary Supplement: Probiotic fresh cheese Dietary Supplement: Regular Cheese||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||30 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Crossover Assignment|
|Masking:||None (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|
|Study Start Date :||January 2012|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||May 2012|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||May 2012|
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
- Increase in frequency of bowel movements after eating probiotic cheese enriched [ Time Frame: 1 month ]
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01680432
|Diane Cássia Fravetto|
|Guaporé, RS, Brazil, 95900000|
|Principal Investigator:||Thaís R Moreira||University Center Univates|