The study’s treatment will be taken twice daily in the form of a powder drink dissolved in water for 1 year.
Eligible participants will be randomized into one of four intervention groups.
-Soluble Corn Fiber Supplement
-Soluble Corn Fiber + Calcium
-Placebo + Calcium
It will be required for the minor and their parent/guardian participate in several FIU and other visits described below.
(Duration 30-45 minutes)
During this visit, you and your child will review the assent/consent forms that explains everything about our study.
Additionally, the following 4 questionnaires will need to be completed online:
These 3 visits will be held at FIU’s Center for Children and Families.
Record height, weight, hip circumference, & neck circumference
Blood draw performed by phlebotomist
Bone scan via DXA machine
Collect urine and fecal sample
(Duration 10-15 minutes)
These 3 short drop off visits are incorporated to make it safe for you and your child. A staff member will drive where is more convenient for you and perform the following at each visit:
Provide 3 months’ supply of a flavored supplement
Assist in downloading the MetA-Bone App
Collect leftover supplement
Provide a new 3 month supply of a flavored supplement
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