Sugars-containing Beverage and Food Intake in Children

This study has been completed.
Mount Saint Vincent University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Nick Bellissimo, Ryerson University Identifier:
First received: October 23, 2012
Last updated: October 26, 2012
Last verified: October 2012

The purpose is to determine the effect of sugars in solution on food intake and subjective appetite in 9- to 14-year-old normal weight boys. The investigators hypothesize that food intake after all sugars-containing solutions will be decreased in comparison to the control solution, with similar reductions in FI between high-fructose corn syrup -55 (HFCS-55) and sucrose. Food intake will be measured 60 minutes after consumption of 50g of HFCS-55, sucrose or glucose, or a control treatment. Subjective appetite will be measured at 15, 30, 45, 60 and 90 minutes.

Condition Intervention
Childhood Obesity
Dietary Supplement: water with Sucralose
Dietary Supplement: water with HFCS
Dietary Supplement: water with glucose
Dietary Supplement: water with sucrose

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Role of Sugars in Solution on Subjective Appetite and Short-term Food Intake in Normal Weight 9-14 Year Old Boys

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Further study details as provided by Ryerson University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Food intake (kcal) [ Time Frame: measured at 60 minutes after the treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Subjective appetite (mm) [ Time Frame: 0-90 minutes ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Subjective appetite (in mm) by visual analogue scale will be determined at 0, 15, 30, 45, 60 and 90 minutes.

Enrollment: 15
Study Start Date: June 2011
Study Completion Date: September 2011
Primary Completion Date: September 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Calorie-free control
Calorie-free control
Dietary Supplement: water with Sucralose
Experimental: HFCS-55 drink
HFCS-55 drink
Dietary Supplement: water with HFCS
Experimental: Glucose drink
Glucose drink
Dietary Supplement: water with glucose
Experimental: Sucrose drink
Sucrose drink
Dietary Supplement: water with sucrose


Ages Eligible for Study:   9 Years to 14 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy, boy, born at full term and normal birth weight

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Girl, on restricted diet, taking medication that affect appetite or food intake, have significant learning, behavioral, or emotional difficulties
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01717716

Canada, Nova Scotia
Department of Applied Human Nutrition
Bedford, Nova Scotia, Canada
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ryerson University
Mount Saint Vincent University
Principal Investigator: Nick Bellissimo, PhD Ryerson University
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Nick Bellissimo, Assistant Professor, Ryerson University Identifier: NCT01717716     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: REB 2010-017-001
Study First Received: October 23, 2012
Last Updated: October 26, 2012
Health Authority: Canada: Ethics Review Committee

Keywords provided by Ryerson University:
high-fructose corn syrup-55

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Nutrition Disorders
Body Weight
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