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The Presence of Friends Increases Food Intake in Youth

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00874055
First Posted: April 2, 2009
Last Update Posted: April 2, 2009
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Information provided by:
University at Buffalo
  Purpose

Participants will be matched with either their friend or an unfamiliar peer who is the same gender and about the same age. Participants will have 45 minutes of free-play in an experimental room where they will have free access to energy-dense and nutrient-dense foods and an assortment of games and puzzles.

The investigators predict that participants eating with a friend will eat significantly more than participants eating with an unfamiliar peer. The investigators also predict that overweight participants eating with an overweight partner will eat significantly more than participants eating with a non overweight participant.


Condition
Total Caloric Intake Nutrient Dense Caloric Intake Energy Dense Caloric Intake

Study Type: Observational
Official Title: The Presence of Friends Increases Food Intake in Youth

Further study details as provided by University at Buffalo:

Enrollment: 72
Study Start Date: October 2007
Study Completion Date: October 2008
Primary Completion Date: October 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   9 Years to 15 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Boys and girls between the ages of 9-15.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Boys and girls ages 9-15
  • Between 15th and 95th BMI percentile for their age

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Sickness, psychopathology or developmental disabilities
  • Participant has a cold or upper respiratory distress
  • Food allergies to the study food
  • Participant is on medication or has a medical condition that could influence taste, appetite or olfactory sensory responsiveness.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00874055


Locations
United States, New York
University at Buffalo, Division of Behavioral Medicine
Buffalo, New York, United States, 14214
Sponsors and Collaborators
University at Buffalo
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Sarah J Salvy, Ph.D. University at Buffalo
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Sarah-Jeanne Salvy, Ph.D., University at Buffalo, Division of Behavioral Medicine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00874055     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: DB2213
1R01HD057190-01A1 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Submitted: April 1, 2009
First Posted: April 2, 2009
Last Update Posted: April 2, 2009
Last Verified: April 2009

Keywords provided by University at Buffalo:
social influence
friends
eating behavior
childhood overweight