The Effect of Changing the Eating Speed on Energy Intake (EatSpeed)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Meena Shah, Texas Christian University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01684553
First received: September 5, 2012
Last updated: September 12, 2012
Last verified: September 2012
  Purpose

It was hypothesized that eating a meal slowly would lead to a lower meal energy intake and lesser feelings of hunger and desire to eat and higher levels of fullness after the meal compared to eating the same meal more quickly.


Condition Intervention
Oral Intake Reduced
Behavioral: Slow eating condition
Behavioral: Fast eating condition

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Official Title: The Effect of Changing the Eating Speed on Energy Intake: a Randomized Cross-over Study

Further study details as provided by Texas Christian University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Meal energy intake [ Time Frame: Day 1 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Meal energy intake [ Time Frame: Day 2 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Hunger questionnaire [ Time Frame: 0 and 60 min after the meal began ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Fullness questionnaire [ Time Frame: 0 and 60 min after the meal began ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Desire to eat questionnaire [ Time Frame: 0 and 60 min after the meal began ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Thirst questionnaire [ Time Frame: 0 and 60 min after the meal began ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 70
Study Start Date: February 2011
Study Completion Date: May 2011
Primary Completion Date: May 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Slow eating condition
The subjects were asked to eat their meal slowly during the slow eating condition
Behavioral: Slow eating condition
The subjects were asked to eat their meal slowly during the slow eating condition
Active Comparator: Fast eating condition
The subjects were asked to eat their meal quickly during the fast eating condition
Behavioral: Fast eating condition
The subjects were asked to eat their meal quickly during the fast eating condition

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Men and women ages 19-65 years.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Severe obesity (BMI ≥ 40 kg/m2),
  • dieting,
  • taking medications that affect appetite,
  • participating in > 150 min/wk of vigorous physical activity,
  • smoking,
  • drinking heavily (men: > 14 alcoholic drinks/wk; women: > 7 alcoholic drinks/wk),
  • self-reported disordered eating,
  • depression,
  • type 1 or 2 diabetes,
  • adrenal disease, or
  • untreated thyroid disease.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01684553

Locations
United States, Texas
Texas Christian University
Fort Worth, Texas, United States, 76129
Sponsors and Collaborators
Texas Christian University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Meena Shah, Ph.D. Tzu Chi University
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Meena Shah, Professor, Texas Christian University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01684553     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: F10-39
Study First Received: September 5, 2012
Last Updated: September 12, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Texas Christian University:
Eating speed
energy intake

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