Fructooligosaccharide and Calcium Absorption in Adolescent Girls

NCT ID: NCT01005927


Title
Fructooligosaccharide and Calcium Absorption in Adolescent Girls
Purpose
Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) are believed to have positive effects on calcium absorption and bone accrual during growth. This study aims to see whether the addition of fiber in the form of FOS to a calcium-containing beverage will increase calcium absorption. During two clinical visits, participants will receive a beverage containing a small amount of calcium, supplemented with either no dietary fiber or a small amount of fiber. Height, weight, bone density and geometry, calcium absorption, and physical fitness will be measured. The effects of this fiber intervention may provide support for improving bone health with minimal fiber supplementation.
Details
Conditions
Osteoporosis
Keywords
Calcium, Bone and Bones, Girls, Bone Mineralization, Fiber, Fructooligosaccharide, Female, Healthy, Adolescents
Source
Purdue University
Sponsors
Purdue University, Abbott Nutrition, GTC Nutrition
Status
Completed
Acronym
Last Updated
26 Jul 2010
URL
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Locations
United States