Summary

Eligibility
for females ages 45-65 (full criteria)
Healthy Volunteers
healthy people welcome
Location
at Davis, California
Dates
study started
estimated completion
Principal Investigator
Carl L Keen, PhD

Description

Summary

A randomized, double-blind, crossover dietary intervention trial will test the effects of 4 weeks of daily honey-flavored yogurt intake on markers of inflammation (Th17 cytokines) and oxidative stress (NOX2, UA, RSNO) and associative changes with microbial derived metabolites (SCFAs, BAs, ellagitannins), metabolism and the fecal microbiome. The above suite of selected markers will capture diet-induced systemic changes in inflammation and oxidative stress, while assessing associated microbial changes.

Official Title

The Influence of Honey-flavored Yogurt on Low-grade Inflammation and Gut Health in Middle to Older Aged Women.

Details

Those qualified for enrollment will be randomized into a double-blind crossover study to consume 2 morning servings of a 0.6 cup (150g) of plain yogurt with : A) cane sugar added in an isocaloric level as the honey or, B) 1 tbsp of phenolic-rich honey for 4 weeks. A one-month washout between periods will be used. The participants will be instructed to consume one yogurt in replacement of or as part of breakfast, and as a late morning snack. They will also be instructed to not add any additional items to the yogurt. Therefore, each study participant will consume 2 tbsp. of honey a day for four weeks, which is a realistic amount typically consumed by honey users.

Keywords

Overweight Phenolic Honey Inflammation Yogurt Microbiome Honey sweetened yogurt Sugar sweetened yogurt

Eligibility

You can join if…

Open to females ages 45-65

  • Postmenopausal female: 45-65 years
  • Women: lack of menses for at least two years.
  • Subject is willing and able to comply with the study protocols.
  • Subject is willing to participate in all study procedures
  • BMI 25.0 - 30.0 kg/m2

You CAN'T join if...

  • BMI ≥ 31 kg/m2
  • Food allergies
  • Self-reported use of daily anticoagulation agents including aspirin, NSAIDs
  • Vegan, Vegetarians, food faddists or those consuming a non-traditional diet
  • Use of concentrated food supplements/powders and extracts
  • Fruit consumption > 2 cups/day
  • Vegetable consumption >3 cups/day
  • Self-reported restriction of physical activity due to a chronic health condition
  • Self-reported chronic/routine high intensity exercise
  • Self-reported diabetes
  • Blood pressure ≥ 140/90 mm Hg
  • Self-reported renal or liver disease
  • Self-reported heart disease, which includes cardiovascular events and stroke
  • Abnormal Metabolic or CBC panels (laboratory values outside the reference range) if determined to be clinically significant by the study physician.
  • Self-reported cancer within past 5 years
  • Self-reported malabsorption
  • Currently taking prescription drugs or supplements.
  • Supplement use other than a general formula of vitamins and minerals that meet the RDA
  • Not willing to stop any supplement use, including herbal, plant or botanical, fish oil, oil supplements a month prior to study enrollment.
  • Indications of substance or alcohol abuse within the last 3 years
  • Cannabis use
  • Screening LDL ≥ 190 mg/dl for those who have 0-1 major risk factors apart from LDL cholesterol (i.e. family history of premature coronary artery disease (male first degree relative < 55 years; CHD in female first degree relative < 65 years), cigarette smoker, HDL-C ≤ 40 mg/dL]. (using NCEP calculator http://cvdrisk.nhlbi.nih.gov/calculator.asp)
  • Screening LDL ≥ 160 mg/dl for those who have 2 major risk factors apart from LDL cholesterol [i.e. family history of premature coronary artery disease (male first degree relative < 55 years; CHD in female first degree relative < 65 years), cigarette smoker, HDL-C ≤ 40 mg/dL]. (using NCEP calculator http://cvdrisk.nhlbi.nih.gov/calculator.asp);
  • Screening LDL ≥ 130 mg/dl for those who have 2 major risk factors apart from LDL cholesterol [i.e. family history of premature coronary artery disease (male first degree relative < 55 years; CHD in female first degree relative < 65 years), cigarette smoker, HDL-C ≤ 40 mg/dL], and a Framingham 10-year Risk Score 10-20% (using NCEP calculator http://cvdrisk.nhlbi.nih.gov/calculator.asp).
  • Current enrollee in a clinical research study.

Location

  • University of California, Davis; Department of Nutrition
    Davis California 95616 United States

Lead Scientist at UC Davis

  • Carl L Keen, PhD
    Professor, Nutrition. Authored (or co-authored) 544 research publications.

Details

Status
accepting new patients
Start Date
Completion Date
(estimated)
Sponsor
University of California, Davis
Links
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ID
NCT04248127
Study Type
Interventional
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