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The Influence of Having Breakfast on Cognitive Performance and Mood

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00556868
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 12, 2007
Last Update Posted : November 12, 2007
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Study Description
Brief Summary:

Breakfast is often labelled the most important meal of the day.

Parents and teachers quite often stress its importance for successful learning during the morning hours. With declining numbers of children and especially adolescents eating breakfast regularly, the study examines the influence of breakfast consumption on cognition and mood of high school students.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Fasting Other: Breakfast/no breakfast

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 104 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: The Influence of Having Breakfast on Cognitive Performance and Mood in High School Students
Study Start Date : October 2005
Study Completion Date : December 2005
Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: A
Breakfast on the first day of intervention, fasting (no breakfast) on the second day of intervention
Other: Breakfast/no breakfast

A: Breakfast on the first day of intervention. Fasting (no breakfast) on the second day of intervention.

B: Breakfast on the second day of intervention. Fasting (no breakfast) on the first day of intervention

Experimental: B
Fasting (no breakfast) on the first day of intervention, breakfast on the second day of intervention
Other: Breakfast/no breakfast

A: Breakfast on the first day of intervention. Fasting (no breakfast) on the second day of intervention.

B: Breakfast on the second day of intervention. Fasting (no breakfast) on the first day of intervention



Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Sustained attention, immediate memory, mood [ Time Frame: 2 h ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   13 Years to 20 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy high school students

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Diabetes
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00556868


Locations
Germany
Centre for Neuroscience and Learning
Ulm, Germany, 89075
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Ulm
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Katharina A Widenhorn-Mueller, PhD Centre for Neuroscience and Learning, University of Ulm
Principal Investigator: Katrin Hille, PhD Centre for Neuroscience and Learning, University of Ulm
Principal Investigator: Jochen Klenk, MPH Institute of Epidemiology, University of Ulm
Principal Investigator: Weiland Ulrike, MD Centre for Neuroscience and Learning, University of Ulm
More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00556868     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 241/2004
First Posted: November 12, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 12, 2007
Last Verified: November 2007

Keywords provided by University of Ulm:
High school students
Boarding school
Breakfast
Fasting
Memory
Attention
Mood