Gut Hormones After Meal Ingestion in Males Versus Females

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Verified December 2013 by Lund University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Bo Ahren, Lund University Identifier:
First received: May 31, 2011
Last updated: December 19, 2013
Last verified: December 2013

The study hypothesis is that the release of gut hormones is increased proportionally to caloric load in each meal. Three different meals with different meal size will therefore be served and gut hormones determined.

Condition Intervention
Normal Non-fluency
Other: Meal ingestion

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Official Title: Effects of Varying Meal Size on Gut Hormone and Islet Hormone Secretion in Males Versus Females

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Further study details as provided by Lund University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Release of gut hormones [ Time Frame: 300 min ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Insulin secretion [ Time Frame: 300 min ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 24
Study Start Date: May 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: February 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Healthy males
Meal ingestion in healthy males
Other: Meal ingestion
Meal 511 kcal, meal 743 kcal or meal 1034 kcal
Other Name: Meal ingestion
Experimental: Healthy females
Meal ingestion in healthy females
Other: Meal ingestion
Meal 511 kcal, meal 743 kcal or meal 1034 kcal
Other Name: Meal ingestion

Detailed Description:

In healthy males and females, meals with 511, 743 and 1034 kcal will be given orally. Samples will be taken during the following 300 min and gut hormones (glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide and glucagon-like peptide-1) will be determined along with insulin and glucagon levels.


Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 30 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy status

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Diabetes
  • Liver disease
  • kidney disease
  • thyroid disease
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01366781

Department of Clinical Sciences Lund, Lund University Recruiting
Lund, Sweden, 221 84
Contact: Bo Ahrén, PhD    46462220758   
Principal Investigator: Bo Ahrén, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Lund University
Principal Investigator: Bo Ahrén, PhD Lund University
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Bo Ahren, Professor, Lund University Identifier: NCT01366781     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 004
Study First Received: May 31, 2011
Last Updated: December 19, 2013
Health Authority: Sweden: Medical Products Agency

Keywords provided by Lund University:
Gut hormones
Insulin secretion

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions processed this record on September 16, 2014