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Effect of Palm Sugar on Blood Glucose Concentrations (LIPS)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Wageningen University Identifier:
First received: November 11, 2010
Last updated: March 9, 2012
Last verified: March 2012

The purpose of this study is to determine by how much, the ingestion of palm sugar increases blood glucose concentrations and what the corresponding glycaemic index is. The investigators estimate that the glycaemic index will be 68 (equal to that of sucrose).

Condition Intervention
Healthy Adults
Other: Arenga Pinnata Sugar
Other: Glucose
Other: Sucrose

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: Investigation of the Glycaemic Index of Arenga Pinnata Palm Sugar

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Further study details as provided by Wageningen University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Blood glucose concentrations [ Time Frame: 2 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    During the labratory visits subjects will ingest glucose (control), sucrose or palm sugar. At time points 0, 15, 30, 45, 60, 90 and 120 minutes post ingestion blood glucose concentrations will be measured by finger prick blood samples.

Enrollment: 21
Study Start Date: November 2010
Study Completion Date: January 2011
Primary Completion Date: January 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: glucose Other: Glucose
50 g glucose given orally 3 time in 250 ml of water. Blood glucose measurements will then be taken at time points, 0, 15, 30, 45, 60, 90 and 120 minutes.
Active Comparator: sucrose Other: Sucrose
50 g sucrose given orally 1 time in 250 ml of water. Blood glucose measurements will then be taken at time points, 0, 15, 30, 45, 60, 90 and 120 minutes.
Other Names:
  • sugar
  • table sugar
Experimental: palm sugar Other: Arenga Pinnata Sugar
50 g palm sugar given orally 1 time in 250 ml of water. Blood glucose measurements will then be taken at time points, 0, 15, 30, 45, 60, 90 and 120 minutes.
Other Name: palm sugar


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 35 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion criteria:

  • Healthy: as judged by the participant;
  • Age: 18 to 35.

Exclusion criteria:

  • Pregnant or lactating females
  • Presence of a chronic disease such as diabetes, illness, dysmetabolic syndrome
  • 18.5 < BMI < 25
  • Allergy or intolerance to palms or coconuts
  • Weight loss or gain of more then 5 kg in the last two months
  • Fasting blood glucose levels <100 mg/dl or 5.6 mmol/l
  • Smokers
  • Use of medications other then birth control
  • Previous problems with blood sampling
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01240837

Wageningen University
Wageningen, Gelderland, Netherlands, 6701 BH
Sponsors and Collaborators
Wageningen University
Principal Investigator: Lydia Afman, Dr Wageningen University
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

Responsible Party: Wageningen University Identifier: NCT01240837     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 33657
Study First Received: November 11, 2010
Last Updated: March 9, 2012
Health Authority: Netherlands: The Central Committee on Research Involving Human Subjects (CCMO)

Keywords provided by Wageningen University:
glycaemic index
arenga pinnata sugar
palm sugar
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