Probiotics and Infections in Children Attending Day Care Centres

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Valio

Status and phase

Completed
Phase 3

Conditions

Gastrointestinal Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections

Treatments

Other: Placebo
Dietary Supplement: Probiotic

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other
Industry

Identifiers

NCT01014676
Valio-69

Details and patient eligibility

About

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of regular consumption of probiotic milk in preventing illnesses in Finnish children attending day care centres, and possible cost-benefits that could be associated with fewer illnesses.

Sex

All

Ages

2 to 6 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Age 2 to 6 years in the beginning of the intervention
  • Attendance at a day care centre participating in the study (5 days a week)

Exclusion criteria

  • Milk allergy or lactose intolerance
  • Congenital heart diseases that requires regular medication
  • Malign diseases
  • Cytostatic treatment
  • Use of biological rheumatic medication
  • Continuous microbial medication
  • Regular use of oral corticosteroids (inhalable accepted)
  • Diabetes
  • Simultaneous participation in other clinical trials

Trial design

0 participants in 2 patient groups, including a placebo group

Probiotic milk
Active Comparator group
Treatment:
Dietary Supplement: Probiotic
Standard milk
Placebo Comparator group
Treatment:
Other: Placebo

Trial contacts and locations

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