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Study Title and Description

Effects of inulin and lactose on fecal microflora, microbial activity, and bowel habit in elderly constipated persons.



Key Questions Addressed
1 Is this an intervention study?
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Primary Publication Information
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Title Effects of inulin and lactose on fecal microflora, microbial activity, and bowel habit in elderly constipated persons.
Author Kleessen B., Sykura B., Zunft HJ., Blaut M.
Country German Institute of Human Nutrition, Potsdam-Rehbr├╝cke, Germany. kleessen@www.dife.de
Year 1997
Numbers Pubmed ID: 9129468

Secondary Publication Information
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Extraction Form: Fiber 4.1
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Design Details
Question... Follow Up Answer Follow-up Answer
pubyear 1996
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country Germany
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design Randomized Controlled Trial (parallel)
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blindness Double blind
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diet Isocaloric/Maintenance
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feedcontrol Food partially provided
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sampsize 35
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runin No
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washout Not applicable
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dosechange Yes
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age_adult 1
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age_adol
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age_child
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age_baby
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age_infant
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age_oth
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age_mean 76.4
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age_range 68-89
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bmi_mean NR
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bmi_range
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blhealth_healthy
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blhealth_hyperlip
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blhealth_digest
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blhealth_met
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blhealth_oth 1
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blhealth_othspec suffering from constipation
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gender 0
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ftype1 Inulin
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descrip1_1
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dose1_1 40
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dose1_2
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duration1 19 days
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admin1 Powder
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dose4_1
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duration4
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comparator1 lactose
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cdose1 0
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cduration1 19 days
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cadmin1 Unspecified
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comparator2
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cdose2
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