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The Effect of a Bifidobacterium and Polydextrose on Body Fat Mass (MetSProb)

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Last updated:1st Nov 2013
Obesity is a major problem worldwide, and it is related to abnormalities in glucose and lipid metabolism. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of a dietary supplement containing probiotic (Bifidobacterium animalis ssp. lactis 420) and/or prebiotic (Litesse) on change in body fat mass in a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled intervention trial. The supplement is ingested once per day for the duration of six months, and participants will attend a follow-up visit one month after the end of the intervention. The study will enroll 200 participants (50 per study arm) in four research centers in southern Finland.
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Study start date 2013-11-01

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