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Effects of Peanut and Peanut Butter Consumption on Blood Lipids and Glycemic Control in Adults With Type 2 Diabetes

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00937222
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 10, 2009
Last Update Posted : June 20, 2012
National Peanut Board
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Joan Sabate,DrPH, MD, Loma Linda University

Brief Summary:
Peanuts and peanut butter contain high levels of monounsaturated fat (MUFA), arginine, fiber, phytosterols, resveratrol and vitamin E that have the potential to reduce cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk through improved blood glucose control and favorable modification of blood lipids. When substituted for saturated fat in the diet, MUFA may have important metabolic benefits for persons with diabetes. Therefore, the investigators propose to study the effects of a peanut and peanut butter-enriched diet on markers of CVD risk factors in free-living adults with diabetes residing in Southern California. This study's primary clinical outcome will be high-density lipoprotein (HDL) - cholesterol. Secondary outcomes will include additional serum lipids (total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) - cholesterol and triacylglycerol), glucose, HbA1c, and anthropometry (body weight, body composition and waist circumference). This study will provide vital information about the role of peanuts and peanut butter in modulating blood glucose homeostasis and CVD risk factors among adults with diabetes.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Type 2 Diabetes Dietary Supplement: Peanuts and peanut butter Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

This will be a parallel randomized controlled intervention study on free-living adults with diabetes. The study duration will be 6 months. Participants will be randomized to receive one of two dietary approaches (moderate fat, control; and, moderate fat inclusive of 32 g peanuts or 2 Tbsp. peanut butter per day, intervention) to an ADA meal plan targeting a profile of 35% fat, 45% CHO and 20% protein. A supply of peanuts and peanut butter from the National Peanut Board will be provided to participants assigned to the intervention group at clinic visits. The peanuts and peanut butter will be consumed as part of the participant's customary meals and snacks. In light of ADA's prior recommendation to derive 60 to 70% of energy intake from CHO and MUFA, the peanuts and peanut butter will provide an enhanced proportion of energy from MUFA (total fat content of peanuts by compositional weight is 22% and 52% of the total fat is MUFA).

An experienced Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator will oversee the dietary advice provided to each of the two groups. All participants will be provided with an individualized portion-controlled meal plan using the ADA food exchange lists and possibly modified fat instruction on fatty acid considerations and inclusion of peanuts and peanut butter. Dietary compliance, especially the intake of peanuts and peanut butter, will be measured by six 24-hour recalls without notice (telephone interview by a dietitian on what was consumed the previous day). Participants will be requested to maintain their activities and other lifestyle habits and to record in diaries provided to them any signs of illness, medications used, and any deviation from their prescribed diet. The investigators will examine diaries at the clinic visits. No major deviations from the protocol will be tolerated.

Less than 100 ml of blood will be drawn from each participant at baseline (week 0), week 12 and week 24. All blood drawings will be performed at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Participants will report to the laboratory on the assigned days after fasting for a minimum of 12 hours. Body weight and body composition measurements (percent body fat, fat free mass, total body water) will be obtained at each clinic visit using an internally calibrated segmental bioelectrical impedance analysis device (Tanita®, Arlington Heights, IL).

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 60 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effects of Peanut and Peanut Butter Consumption on Blood Lipids and Glycemic Control in Adults Ith Type 2 Diabetes
Study Start Date : June 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2011

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Intervention Details:
  • Dietary Supplement: Peanuts and peanut butter
    Peanuts and peanut butter

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The primary outcome measure is HDL-C [ Time Frame: 12 weeks and 24 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Serum lipids, glucose, HbA1c, anthropometrics and blood pressure [ Time Frame: 12 weeks and 24 weeks ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Presence of a medical diagnosis of diabetes for at least 6 months
  • HbA1c < 9%
  • Age greater than 18 years
  • Resident of Loma Linda, California area

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Allergy to peanuts
  • Smokers
  • History of irritable bowel disease or diverticulitis
  • Statin therapy (unless stable statin dose for 3 months)

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00937222

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United States, California
Loma Linda University Medical Center Diabetes Treatment Center
Loma Linda, California, United States, 92350
Sponsors and Collaborators
Loma Linda University
National Peanut Board
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Principal Investigator: Joan Sabaté, MD, DrPh Chair, Department of Nutrition
Study Director: Michelle Wien, DrPH Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition

Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Joan Sabate,DrPH, MD, Principal Investigator, Loma Linda University Identifier: NCT00937222     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 59049
First Posted: July 10, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 20, 2012
Last Verified: June 2012

Keywords provided by Joan Sabate,DrPH, MD, Loma Linda University:
peanut butter
dietary intervention
HDL cholesterol

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases