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Gainesville, Florida 32608


This prospective study will assess the effects of adding legumes, especially chick peas, to the diet of healthy adults on the commensal bacteria from feces of human subjects and resulting self-reported GI symptoms as well as markers of immune function.

Study summary:

Long-term observational study: Subjects enrolled in the short-term studies described above in will continue in an observational setting for three months. During this time period, individuals will be encouraged, to maintain increased legume intake and explore new recipes that allow them to maintain a diverse menu of legume based foods. Fecal samples for microbiota analysis will be collected every month (3 samples in addition to samples collected in short-term study). Participants will record a weekly online questionnaire about legume intake and GI health as well as other health status updates. While participants will be encouraged to maintain regular intake of chickpeas throughout the long-term study, consumption of other legumes will be encouraged.


Inclusion Criteria: - Good Health - No systemic antibiotics during the preceding two months - No medication suppressing immune function - Willingness to provide basic demographic as well as medical history data Exclusion Criteria: - Gastric Ulcers - Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) or Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) - Chronic constipation/diarrhea - Body Mass Index (BMI) > 30 - Dietary restrictions that prevent legume intake - Currently on any medication that can affect GI transit time - Consumption of >3 servings/week of chickpeas or >6 servings/week of legumes BEFORE study begins



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Volker Mai, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor

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Location Contact:

Gainesville, Florida 32608
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: November 18, 2019

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