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Effects of Watermelon Consumption on Satiety and Digestive Health

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04096586
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : September 20, 2019
Last Update Posted : September 20, 2019
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Mee Young Hong, San Diego State University

Brief Summary:
The objective of the proposed research is to determine the effects of watermelon (fruit and rind blenderized) on satiety, metabolic markers, bowel habits, microbiome and weight management in children and adults

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Satiety Other: Red juice Other: Watermelon juice Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 80 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Effects of Watermelon Consumption on Satiety and Digestive Health
Actual Study Start Date : August 1, 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date : July 31, 2021
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 31, 2024

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Red juice
Subjects consume 8 fl oz of red juice daily for 8 weeks
Other: Red juice
To determine the effects of red juice on satiety and gut health

Experimental: Watermelon juice
Subjects consume 8 fl oz of watermelon juice daily for 8 weeks
Other: Watermelon juice
To determine the effects of watermelon juice on satiety and gut health




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change of satiety [ Time Frame: 0 and 20, 40, 60, 90 and 120 minutes post juice consumption ]
    Change of hunger feeling (appetite) will be examined using visual analog scale (0-10), 0 least and 10 greatest

  2. Change of glucose level [ Time Frame: 0 and 20, 40, 60, 90 and 120 minutes post juice consumption ]
    Change of blood glucose level will be determined to examine effects of watermelon juice consumption vs red juice

  3. Change of insulin level [ Time Frame: 0 and 20, 40, 60, 90 and 120 minutes post juice consumption ]
    Change of blood insulin level will be determined to examine effects of watermelon juice consumption vs red juice



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Ages Eligible for Study:   10 Years to 55 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Generally healthy subjects

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Smoker
  • Pregnant woman
  • Required dietary supplement use
  • Required medication of metabolic disorders
  • Allergy to watermelon

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04096586


Locations
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United States, California
School of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences, SDSU Recruiting
San Diego, California, United States, 92182-7251
Contact: Mee Young Hong    619-594-2392    mhong2@mail.sdsu.edu   
Sponsors and Collaborators
San Diego State University
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Responsible Party: Mee Young Hong, Professor, San Diego State University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04096586    
Other Study ID Numbers: HS-2019-0103
First Posted: September 20, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 20, 2019
Last Verified: September 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No