The Influence of Having Breakfast on Cognitive Performance and Mood

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
University of Ulm
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00556868
First received: November 9, 2007
Last updated: NA
Last verified: November 2007
History: No changes posted
  Purpose

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 Intervention
Fasting
Other: Breakfast/no breakfast

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: The Influence of Having Breakfast on Cognitive Performance and Mood in High School Students

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Further study details as provided by University of Ulm:

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

Enrollment: 104
Study Start Date: October 2005
Study Completion Date: December 2005
Arms Assigned Interventions
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


  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   13 Years to 20 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy high school students

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Diabetes
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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

No publications provided by University of Ulm

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00556868     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 241/2004
Study First Received: November 9, 2007
Last Updated: November 9, 2007
Health Authority: Germany: Ethics Commission

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

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 18, 2014