Effect of Palm Sugar on Blood Glucose Concentrations (LIPS)
The purpose of this study is to determine by how much, the ingestion of palm sugar increases blood glucose concentrations and what the corresponding glycaemic index is. The investigators estimate that the glycaemic index will be 68 (equal to that of sucrose).
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
|Official Title:||Investigation of the Glycaemic Index of Arenga Pinnata Palm Sugar|
- Blood glucose concentrations [ Time Frame: 2 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]During the labratory visits subjects will ingest glucose (control), sucrose or palm sugar. At time points 0, 15, 30, 45, 60, 90 and 120 minutes post ingestion blood glucose concentrations will be measured by finger prick blood samples.
|Study Start Date:||November 2010|
|Study Completion Date:||January 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||January 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Active Comparator: glucose||
50 g glucose given orally 3 time in 250 ml of water. Blood glucose measurements will then be taken at time points, 0, 15, 30, 45, 60, 90 and 120 minutes.
|Active Comparator: sucrose||
50 g sucrose given orally 1 time in 250 ml of water. Blood glucose measurements will then be taken at time points, 0, 15, 30, 45, 60, 90 and 120 minutes.
|Experimental: palm sugar||
Other: Arenga Pinnata Sugar
50 g palm sugar given orally 1 time in 250 ml of water. Blood glucose measurements will then be taken at time points, 0, 15, 30, 45, 60, 90 and 120 minutes.
Other Name: palm sugar
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01240837
|Wageningen, Gelderland, Netherlands, 6701 BH|
|Principal Investigator:||Lydia Afman, Dr||Wageningen University|