Protein Intake and Bone Health
Dr. Karl Insogna
Given emerging concerns about side effects from drug therapies for low bone mass (Osteoporosis), nutritional approaches to bone health beyond calcium and vitamin D are urgently needed.
What is the purpose of this trial?
Women and men consuming a low protein diet may be at risk for bone loss. The purpose of this study is to determine whether a daily protein supplement will improve bone health among healthy older adults.
Start Date: February 2007
Study Status: Recruiting
Who can participate?
Ages Eligible: 60-85 Years
Gender Eligible: Both
This trial accepts healthy volunteers
Description of Trial:
After an initial screening examination, bone density test and blood work, eligible participants will be randomized to take either a 40-gram protein or placebo supplement daily for 18 months.
During the course of this trial participants will receive free bone density testing, nutritional counseling and health screening.
Sponsors: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS)
Study HIC #: 0610001951
If you are interested, please call the Recruitment Center toll-free at 1-866-846-2849, or for more information about this trial, click here