Davis, California 95616

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The investigators aim to establish a protocol for metabolic rate measurements obtained using continuous monitoring of oxygen consumption and carbon dioxide production in a whole room calorimeter setting.

Study summary:

The purpose of this study is to determine the duration and time course of the thermic effect of single meals consumed by subjects who have been previously fasting for 12 hours overnight. Capturing the full thermic effect of a meal may take up to 8 hours, depending on the calorie load, nutrient composition of the meal, and rate of digestion. The investigators will test meals consisting of conventional foods that are low (20% of energy), moderate (40% of energy) or high (60% of energy) in fat calories, as fat is thought to slow the digestive process. The investigators will test a liquid meal, that is high (60% of energy) in fat calories, as liquid foods are thought to move more quickly through the digestive process. Another purpose of this study is to determine the test-retest reproducibility for the meals described above. To accomplish reproducibility, a volunteer will be permitted to repeat a test day two times using the same test meal.


Inclusion Criteria: - Body Mass Index 18.5 - 39.9 kg/m2 Exclusion Criteria: - BMI < 18.5 or > 40 kg/m2 - Presence of untreated or uncontrolled metabolic diseases - Presence of gastrointestinal distress or disorders that prevent consumption of a study meal (in particular, the high fat meals) - Presence of Crohn's disease, irritable bowel syndrome, or colitis - Previous gallbladder removal - Presence of cancer or other serious chronic disease - Implanted medical device that is battery operated, such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, electrocardiograph, or nerve simulator - Presence of a large amount of metal in the body such as a hip implant - Current use of tobacco in any form - Claustrophobia - Dietary restrictions that would interfere with consuming study meals - Pregnant or nursing within the last 6 months, or plan to become pregnant



Primary Contact:

Ellen L Bonnel, PhD
Phone: 530-752-4184
Email: ellen.bonnel@ars.usda.gov

Backup Contact:

Email: nancy.keim@ars.usda.gov
Nancy L Keim, PhD
Phone: 530-752-4163

Location Contact:

Davis, California 95616
United States

Ellen L Bonnel, PhD
Phone: 530-752-4184
Email: ellen.bonnel@ars.usda.gov

Site Status: Recruiting

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: September 26, 2021

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