Study PurposeThe purpose of this research study is to determine the effect of a slowly digesting starch on gut bacteria, sugar and fat metabolism, hunger hormones, and body fat in people with pre-diabetes.
About the StudyAre you ready for a little change?
Research shows some changes to the bacteria naturally found in your stomach and intestines improves insulin sensitivity, cholesterol levels, appetite, and other health factors. Certain bacteria in your large intestine can be enriched with a diet containing slowly digestible starch (SDS). This study will evaluate the effect of consuming a yogurt with SDS on changes to the bacteria levels in your large intestine, insulin sensitivity, and other health factors.
- 3 Screening visits
- 5 Clinic visits
- 2 Overnight visits, each about 48 hours long
- DXA scan
- Metabolic Chamber
- Standard Meal Test
- Blood draws
Number of visits:
Eligible participants will eat 2 servings of blueberry yogurt a day for 12 weeks while maintaining current exercise habits and weight. There are two 2-day inpatient stays: one before starting the yogurtand one at the end of the 12 week period. All study related food and health tests will be provided at no cost to participants.
- Age: 35-75 years old
- BMI: 27 or greater calculate your BMI
- Body weight: 315 lbs or less
- Have been told you have “pre-diabetes”, “borderline diabetes”
Study Duration4 months
CompensationEarn up to $1000 for participation.
Study ContactIf you are interested in volunteering for STARCH, click here to screen online, call 225-763-3000, or email email@example.com.
If you think you may be eligible, please click the button below to screen online.GET STARTED
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