HVN1940 Metadata Record - The effect of a dairy based protein complex (IDP®) on stress-induced intestinal barrier dysfunction
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Description: Disruption of the intestinal barrier and increased intestinal permeability may play a role in chronic intestinal conditions (such as celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and irritable bowel syndrome), as well as pathological or inflammatory states such as obesity, diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis. In healthy individuals, barrier dysfunction can be caused by a number of stressors including endurance exercise, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or dietary factors such as emulsifiers in foods. Increased permeability can lead to an inflammatory cascade that exacerbates the loss of barrier function and, if left unmanaged, can lead to poor digestive or systemic health conditions. However, certain dietary factors may improve barrier permeability by supporting digestive and immune health.
This project will investigate whether 14 days of consuming a patented complex of bioactive milk-derived proteins (Immune Defense Proteins (IDP)® ) can mitigate exercise-induced intestinal barrier dysfunction in 18 healthy adults, aged between 18 and 45 years. After 14 days of supplementation with either IDP or a placebo, participants will undertake 20 minutes of high-intensity running before ingesting a sugar solution. Urine will then be collected over 5 hours and analysed for markers of gut permeability. After a 14 day washout, participants will complete the same protocol using the opposite treatment (IDP or placebo).
We hypothesise that 14 days of consuming IDP will reduce the increase in intestinal permeability caused by exercise stress in healthy adults.