Effects of Watermelon Consumption on Satiety and Digestive Health

Overview

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

Study Type

  • Study Type: Interventional
  • Study Design
    • Allocation: Randomized
    • Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
    • Primary Purpose: Prevention
    • Masking: None (Open Label)
  • Study Primary Completion Date: July 31, 2021

Interventions

  • Other: Red juice
    • To determine the effects of red juice on satiety and gut health
  • Other: Watermelon juice
    • To determine the effects of watermelon juice on satiety and gut health

Arms, Groups and Cohorts

  • Active Comparator: Red juice
    • Subjects consume 8 fl oz of red juice daily for 8 weeks
  • Experimental: Watermelon juice
    • Subjects consume 8 fl oz of watermelon juice daily for 8 weeks

Clinical Trial Outcome Measures

Primary Measures

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Participating in This Clinical Trial

Inclusion Criteria

  • Generally healthy subjects

Exclusion Criteria

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

Gender Eligibility: All

Minimum Age: 10 Years

Maximum Age: 55 Years

Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Investigator Details

  • Lead Sponsor
    • San Diego State University
  • Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
    • Principal Investigator: Mee Young Hong, Professor – San Diego State University

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