This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition appetite
Treatments control pasta, experimental pasta b, experimental pasta c
Sponsor Institute for Food Safety and Health, United States
Collaborator Barilla America, Inc.
Start date June 2010
End date November 2017
Trial size 24 participants
Trial identifier NCT01145963, SAT 2010-042


Investigators are interested in learning how appetite responds to pasta containing different amounts of protein and fiber. In this research study, subjects will be asked to eat as much as they want of pasta containing different amounts of protein and fiber mixtures, thereafter subjects will describe their feelings of hunger, fullness and desire to eat for 3 hours afterwards. Subjects will be asked to do this on three separate occasions.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Intervention model crossover assignment
Masking single blind (subject)
Primary purpose basic science
experimental pasta b
experimental pasta
experimental pasta c
experimental pasta
(Active Comparator)
control pasta
control pasta

Primary Outcomes

To investigate the effect of pasta formulations incorporated into a lunch meal on satiation (meal termination) as determined by energy intake of the meal along with subjective responses on visual analog scales and subsequent food intake.
time frame: 3 hour post prandial study

Eligibility Criteria

Female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Females - 18 years of age and older - Body mass index (BMI) between 18.5 and 24.9 kg/m2, inclusive - No clinical evidence of cardiovascular, metabolic, respiratory, renal, gastrointestinal or hepatic disease - Unrestrained eater (score < 10 on the Three Factor Eating Questionnaire) Exclusion Criteria: - Pregnant and/or lactating or planning for pregnancy - Allergies or intolerances to foods consumed in the study - Fasting blood glucose > 110 mg/dL. Subjects identified with elevated fasting blood glucose levels will be will be advised to contact their primary care physician for appropriate follow-up care. - Taking over the counter fiber supplements or other supplements that may interfere with the study procedures or endpoints - Taking prescription medications that may interfere with study procedures or endpoints ( medications that affect appetite) - Subjects with unusual dietary habits (e.g. pica) - Actively losing weight or trying to lose weight (unstable body weight fluctuations of > 5 kg in a 60 day period) - Excessive exercisers or trained athletes - Addicted to drugs and/or alcohol - Medically documented psychiatric or neurological disturbances - Smoker (past smoker may be allowed if cessation is > 2 years)

Additional Information

Official title Understanding Pasta Formulations on Satiation in Healthy Weight Women
Principal investigator Britt Burton-Freeman, PhD, MS
Description The study is a randomized, 3-arm, treatment-controlled, within-subjects, 3-hour postprandial crossover study to evaluate the satiation effects of pasta formulations on lunch intake in healthy weight women. The study design will test 3 varying pasta formulations (2 experimental and 1 standard control) in a lunch setting in relatively healthy unrestrained women. This study will require one initial screening visit (approximately 1 hour) and three study visits each lasting approximately 4 hours. All visits should be done in 1 month. We are looking for healthy, non-smoking women older than 18 years of age with no significant medical history. The initial screening visit will determine subject eligibility through height, weight and waist circumference measurements, blood glucose test (finger prick) and eating, health, exercise and mood surveys. If willing and eligible to participate, subjects will have 3 study visits. At each visits, subjects will be asked to consume as much as they would like of the pasta meal and beverage in a lunch setting and thereafter will be followed for 3 hours assessing subjective feelings of satiety. The lunch meal will be provided 5 hours after a standardized breakfast (usual breakfast for each subject at the same time of day on each study visit day). During the course of the study, subjects will be instructed to maintain their usual level of activity and diet. Four day food records will be maintained throughout the course of the study.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in July 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Institute for Food Safety and Health, United States.