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Burger and Beetroot Study - Lipid Oxidation Study (BABS)

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: NCT02169661
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 23, 2014
Last Update Posted : June 23, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Aberdeen

Brief Summary:
Consumption of "ready meals" and other convenience foods are rapidly increasing. However, their nutritional value is problematical. For example, many are high in fats which are potentially oxidisable resulting in the formation of toxic end products. Consequently the aim of this study is to assess whether consumption of "ready meals" rich in certain fats leads to a post-prandial increase in lipid oxidation products in plasma and whether this can be ameliorated by reformulating the meals with natural extracts rich in phytochemicals with potential antioxidant activity in the stomach

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Oxidative Stress Other: Burger and Beetroot Study Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 16 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: Lipid Oxidation of Ready Meals: Reformulation With Antioxidant Phytochemicals
Study Start Date : July 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2012

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Burger and Beetroot Study Other: Burger and Beetroot Study
50% fat, 10% beetroot extract

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Lipid peroxides [ Time Frame: up to 24 hours ]
    Indices of oxidised lipids in plasma

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Blood pressure [ Time Frame: up to 24 hours ]
    Systolic and diastolic blood pressure

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Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • No diagnosed clinical condition

Exclusion Criteria:

Are taking any medicines prescribed by their GP Have a known allergy to beetroot Are vegan Regularly take nutritional supplements Have given a large blood donation in last three months

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02169661

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United Kingdom
Human Nutrition Unit, Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health
Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom, AB21 9SB
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Aberdeen
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Principal Investigator: Garry G Duthie, PhD University of Aberdeen
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Responsible Party: University of Aberdeen Identifier: NCT02169661    
Other Study ID Numbers: HNU 2000
First Posted: June 23, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 23, 2014
Last Verified: June 2014
Keywords provided by University of Aberdeen:
Oxidative stress
Lipid peroxides
Ready meals
Blood pressure