This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions fat excretion, energy excretion
Sponsor University of Copenhagen
Collaborator The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Denmark
Start date January 2010
End date January 2015
Trial size 160 participants
Trial identifier NCT01542164, H-B-2009-071


The overall purpose of this study is to examine the effect of calcium on fecal fat and energy excretion.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Time perspective cross-sectional

Primary Outcomes

Total fat and energy excretion
time frame: 5 days

Secondary Outcomes

p-vitamin D
time frame: 1 day
time frame: 1 day
Selected genetic variations
time frame: 1 day
Blood lipids and cholesterol
time frame: 1 day
calcium excretion
time frame: 2 days
Gut micro flora
time frame: 1 day
NMR-spectroscopy based metabonomics profiling of urin
time frame: 1 day
blood pressure
time frame: 1 day

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 18 years up to 50 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - age between 18 - 50 years - healthy - weight stable within 4 months prior to the inclusion Exclusion Criteria: - pregnant or lactating - uses cholesterol lowering drugs - on diet - suffering from, now or previously, any gastrointestinal diseases - elite athletes - participation in other concomitant trial

Additional Information

Official title Calcium Intake and Fat Excretion - an Observational Study
Principal investigator Lesli H. Larsen, Ass. Prof.
Description Several reports have found inverse associations between calcium intake and body weight. Few intervention studies have shown that a high calcium diet resulted in a greater body weight loss than a low calcium diet. The mechanism is not clear, but one possible explanation is reduced absorption of fat in the gut, due to formation of insoluble calcium fatty acid soaps or binding of bile acids which impairs the formation of micelles. The aim of this study is to examined for an association between habitual calcium intake and fecal energy and fat excretion, concentrations of substrates involved in energy metabolism, blood pressure and body weight
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in May 2014.
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