This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition inflammation
Treatment observational chickpea diet
Sponsor University of Florida
Collaborator American Pulse Association
Start date April 2015
End date December 2015
Trial size 12 participants
Trial identifier NCT02375373, 201400716 Long Term


This prospective study will assess the effects of adding legumes, especially chick peas, to the diet of healthy adults on the commensal bacteria from feces of human subjects and resulting self-reported GI symptoms as well as markers of immune function.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Observational model cohort
Time perspective prospective
Observed long-term to study legume intake and GI health (Observational Chickpea Diet)
observational chickpea diet Go'Bonzo's
Individuals encouraged to maintain increased legume intake and explore new recipes that allow them to maintain a diverse menu of legume based foods. Fecal samples collected monthly.

Primary Outcomes

Changes in Gut microbiota composition in days 31, day 62, and day 93.
time frame: Change from Day 31, Day 62, and Day 93

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 18 years up to 75 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Good Health - No systemic antibiotics during the preceding two months - No medication suppressing immune function - Willingness to provide basic demographic as well as medical history data Exclusion Criteria: - Gastric Ulcers - Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) or Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) - Chronic constipation/diarrhea - Body Mass Index (BMI) > 30 - Dietary restrictions that prevent legume intake - Currently on any medication that can affect GI transit time - Consumption of >3 servings/week of chickpeas or >6 servings/week of legumes BEFORE study begins

Additional Information

Official title Effects of Adding Chickpeas to the American Diet on Fecal Microbiota Composition and Markers of Inflammation
Principal investigator Volker Mai, PhD, MPH
Description Long-term observational study: Subjects enrolled in the short-term studies described above in will continue in an observational setting for three months. During this time period, individuals will be encouraged, to maintain increased legume intake and explore new recipes that allow them to maintain a diverse menu of legume based foods. Fecal samples for microbiota analysis will be collected every month (3 samples in addition to samples collected in short-term study). Participants will record a weekly online questionnaire about legume intake and GI health as well as other health status updates. While participants will be encouraged to maintain regular intake of chickpeas throughout the long-term study, consumption of other legumes will be encouraged.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in November 2015.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by University of Florida.