This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition healthy
Sponsor Purdue University
Collaborator Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Start date November 2013
End date July 2016
Trial size 2500 participants
Trial identifier NCT02357316, 055-039


The investigators seek to determine how genetics and the environment influence the ability to taste and smell fat. The investigators believe that people who consume higher fat diets and people who have higher body fat levels are less able to taste and smell fat. The investigators expect to see that people who are less able to taste and smell fat will share certain genetic differences.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Observational model ecologic or community
Time perspective cross-sectional
All individuals visiting the museum who want to participate and sign a consent form.

Primary Outcomes

Taste sensitivity
time frame: At visit
time frame: At visit
Anthropometric measures
time frame: At visit
Dietary data
time frame: At visit

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 8 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Willingness to participate - Ages 8 and older Exclusion Criteria: - Younger than 8 years old

Additional Information

Official title Heritability and Genetics of Fat Taste
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in October 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Purdue University.