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A Pilot Laboratory Study Investigating How Physical Tasks and Hunger Affect Taste Perception

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified December 2012 by The Miriam Hospital
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
The Miriam Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01758302
First received: December 19, 2012
Last updated: December 26, 2012
Last verified: December 2012
  Purpose

This one time pilot laboratory study focuses on examining the relationship between different types of physical tasks and taste perception of high and low-calorie foods among hungry individuals.


Condition Intervention
Food Consumption
Perseverance
Behavioral: Simple physical task
Behavioral: Complex physical task
Other: Cookies
Other: Vegetables
Behavioral: No physical task

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: A Pilot Laboratory Study Investigating How Physical Tasks and Hunger Affect Taste Perception

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Further study details as provided by The Miriam Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • physical perseverance [ Time Frame: 1 hour ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    as measured via maintained grip using a hand dynamometer on the dominant hand and set to 70% of participant's maximum grip strength


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • food preference [ Time Frame: 1 hour ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Food preference measured via participant's reported ratings after tasting different food.

  • Amount of food eaten [ Time Frame: 1 hour ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Amount of food that participants eat will be measured via a food scale at the end of the study.

  • Mood [ Time Frame: 1 hour ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Participant's subjective mood will be measured using a mood questionnaire (PANAS).


Estimated Enrollment: 120
Study Start Date: January 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: No physical task + Taste cookies
Participants in this arm do not engage in a physical activity task. They are asked to taste test chocolate chip cookies.
Other: Cookies
Participants are asked to taste test chocolate chip cookies
Behavioral: No physical task
As a control, for 2 of the arms, participants are not asked to engage in a physical task
Active Comparator: No physical task + Taste vegetable
Participant does not complete a physical activity. Asked to taste test raw celery or radishes.
Other: Vegetables
Participants are asked to taste test raw celery or radishes
Behavioral: No physical task
As a control, for 2 of the arms, participants are not asked to engage in a physical task
Active Comparator: Simple physical task + Taste vegetables
Participants are asked to complete a simple physical task and are asked to taste test raw celery or radishes.
Behavioral: Simple physical task
Participants are asked to complete a 1-time simple physical task that is not challenging nor novel (moving small objects across a room).
Other: Vegetables
Participants are asked to taste test raw celery or radishes
Active Comparator: Complex physical task + Taste vegetables
Participants complete a more complex physical task that is novel and challenging. They are asked to taste test raw celery or radishes.
Behavioral: Complex physical task
Participants are asked to complete a 1-time physical task that is low intensity but somewhat complex (involves a novel request to move objects in a way that is challenging and requires some coordination).
Other: Vegetables
Participants are asked to taste test raw celery or radishes

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Willing to travel to laboratory around lunchtime for the study
  • Willing to abstain from eating and drinking caloric beverages for at least 4 hours prior to completing the study
  • Typically eats lunch

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Diabetes, eating disorder, or any other condition that makes it unadvisable for participant to refrain from eating or drinking caloric beverages for 4 hours.
  • Food allergies that would prevent participants from eating chocolate chip cookies or vegetables
  • Pregnant or lactating
  • Typically goes for longer than 5 hours (not counting sleep time) between meals and snacks
  • Physical disabilities that would make it difficult for the participant to walk or to use their hands to grasp objects
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01758302

Contacts
Contact: Xiaomeng Xu, PhD 401-793-8237 xxu1@lifespan.org

Locations
United States, Rhode Island
The Miriam Hospital's Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center Recruiting
Providence, Rhode Island, United States, 02903
Contact: Xiaomeng Xu, PhD    401-793-8237    xxu1@lifespan.org   
Contact: Tricia Leahey, PhD    401-793-8947    tleahey@lifespan.org   
Principal Investigator: Xiaomeng Xu, PhD         
Sub-Investigator: Rena R Wing, PhD         
Sub-Investigator: Tricia M Leahey, PhD         
Sub-Investigator: Katherine Boguszewski, BA         
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Miriam Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Xiaomeng Xu, PhD The Miriam Hospital
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: The Miriam Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01758302     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2T32HL076134-06XX, 2T32HL076134-06
Study First Received: December 19, 2012
Last Updated: December 26, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by The Miriam Hospital:
taste test
food consumption
hunger

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 21, 2014