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Crave Crush Behavioral Study

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02744885
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 20, 2016
Last Update Posted : July 19, 2018
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Cravecrush
Oregon Behavioral Intervention Strategies, Inc.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Oregon Research Behavioral Intervention Strategies, Inc.

Brief Summary:
The purpose of the research is to determine if participants who take "Crave Crush" will report lower cravings and palatability ratings of candy as compared to subjects who receive the placebo. Participants are self-selected university students who pass our table and verbally agree to participate in a research study about taste preferences. Data will be recorded anonymously.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Obesity Dietary Supplement: Crave Crush Dietary Supplement: Placebo Comparator: Placebo Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

When students approach the table, research assistants will ask them to choose their favorite kind of candy from an assortment. They will ask the subjects to rate their craving for the candy before they taste it. After they try the candy, the research assistants will ask them to rate its palatability. Then they will rate their craving for another piece of candy. A research assistant will flip a coin to determine whether the subject will receive Crave Crush or placebo. While the Crave Crush or placebo is dissolving in the mouth, the students will fill out a short questionnaire with an identification number. The questionnaire will ask for their age, gender, ethnicity, approximate height and weight, and a few questions about their dietary habits.

After the tablet dissolves, research assistants will ask the students to rate their craving for another piece of candy. Research assistants will ask participants if they would like another piece of candy and have them assess palatability again. The process of offering a piece of candy and asking subjects to rate palatability will occur up to five times. Finally, subjects will be asked if they would like to take a few pieces of candy for the road and if they say yes, the number of pieces they take with them will be noted. The study activities should last no more than 5-10 minutes per participant.


Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 67 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: Crave Crush: Sugar Cravings and ad Lib Candy Uptake
Study Start Date : February 2016
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2016

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Crave Crush
Crave Crush is a plant-based tablet that alters taste perception by affecting sweet taste receptors on the tongue.
Dietary Supplement: Crave Crush
Crave Crush is a dietary supplement that affects sweet taste receptors on the tongue.

Placebo Comparator: Placebo
The placebo tablet is comparable in taste and is comprised primarily of sorbitol.
Dietary Supplement: Placebo Comparator: Placebo
The placebo tablet is comparable in taste and is comprised primarily of sorbitol.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Self-Reported Craving Reduction [ Time Frame: 10 minutes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Self-Reported Palatability Reduction [ Time Frame: 10 minutes ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • University student, having eaten within the last hour, having slept within two hours of their normal amount

Exclusion Criteria:


Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Oregon Research Behavioral Intervention Strategies, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02744885     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FOUR001
First Posted: April 20, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 19, 2018
Last Verified: July 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No