Sugars-sweetened Commercial Beverages on Short-term Food Intake

This study has been completed.
Mount Saint Vincent University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Nick Bellissimo, Ryerson University Identifier:
First received: October 23, 2012
Last updated: October 29, 2012
Last verified: October 2012

The purpose of this experiment was to describe the effect of consuming 350 ml of 1% chocolate milk 60 minutes before a pizza meal on subjective appetite and short-term food intake when compared to cola, a fruit drink and a water control in normal weight and overweight/obese 9-14 year old boys and girls. It is hypothesized that 1% chocolate milk will increase meal time satiation to a greater extent than other sugars-sweetened commercially available beverages. Food intake will be measured 60 minutes after the consumption of 350 ml of water, fruit drink, cola or 1% chocolate milk.

Condition Intervention
Dietary Supplement: Water
Dietary Supplement: Fruit drink
Dietary Supplement: Cola
Dietary Supplement: 1% chocolate milk

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Effect of Sugars-Sweetened Commercial Beverages on Short-Term Food Intake Regulation in Normal Weight and Overweight/Obese 9-14 Year Old Boys and Girls

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Further study details as provided by Ryerson University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Food intake (kcal) [ Time Frame: 60 min after the treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Subjective appetite (in mm) [ Time Frame: 0-90 min ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Subjective appetite by visual analogue scale (mm) measured at 0, 15, 30, 45, 60 and 90 minutes.

Enrollment: 55
Study Start Date: January 2010
Study Completion Date: January 2012
Primary Completion Date: January 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Water Control
Water Control
Dietary Supplement: Water
Experimental: Fruit drink
Fruit drink
Dietary Supplement: Fruit drink
Experimental: Cola
Dietary Supplement: Cola
Experimental: 1% chocolate milk
1% chocolate milk
Dietary Supplement: 1% chocolate milk


Ages Eligible for Study:   9 Years to 14 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • healthy boys and girls 9-14 years of age, stable weight, born at full term, normal birth weight

Exclusion Criteria:

  • restricted diet, taking medications that affect food intake, significant learning, behavioral or emotional problems, food allergies to test treatments
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01717703

Canada, Nova Scotia
Department of Applied Human Nutrition
Bedford, Nova Scotia, Canada
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ryerson University
Mount Saint Vincent University
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Nick Bellissimo, Assisstant Professor, Ryerson University Identifier: NCT01717703     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: REB 2009-020-001
Study First Received: October 23, 2012
Last Updated: October 29, 2012
Health Authority: Canada: Ethics Review Committee

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Nutrition Disorders
Body Weight
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