Effect of Liking on Fruit Intake

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 24, 2007
Last Update Posted : April 20, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
The Miriam Hospital

Brief Summary:
Increased dietary variety has been shown to increase intake in animals, as well as humans, as compared to a diet or meal composed of one food. While most studies investigating dietary variety have focused on energy-dense foods (i.e., snack foods) and have emphasized the negative component that variety has on intake, very little research has been conducted with variety to determine if this food characteristic can be used to increase consumption of healthy foods (i.e., fruits). We hypothesize that increasing variety of fruits provided in an eating bout will lead to increased intake of these foods. Therefore, the aim of this investigation is to test the environmental factor of variety on fruit intake in males and females aged 18 to 45 years.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Intake of Fruit Behavioral: variety Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 20 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Study Start Date : August 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2008

Intervention Details:
  • Behavioral: variety
    variety and nonvariety

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. fruit intake [ Time Frame: 5 weeks ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 45 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Non-smoking
  • Non-obese
  • Unrestrained males and females

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Health condition or use medications that influence food intake
  • Require specialized diet therapy
  • Following a weight loss diet, an athlete, or pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Have allergies or aversions to foods used in study
  • Report being a binge eater

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00580541

United States, Rhode Island
Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center
Providence, Rhode Island, United States, 02903
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Miriam Hospital
Principal Investigator: Hollie Raynor, PhD University of Tennessee

Responsible Party: The Miriam Hospital Identifier: NCT00580541     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2023-07
First Posted: December 24, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 20, 2012
Last Verified: December 2007