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Grazing vs Three Meals a Day for Eating Habits

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Research Sponsored by The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
Age between 18 and 35 years
Be between 18 and 65 years old
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up 1 year
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Study Summary

This trial looks at whether grazing or eating 3 meals a day affects how much people eat overall and how that compares to how much energy they expend.

Who is the study for?
This trial is for individuals aged 18-35 with a healthy body weight (BMI of 18.5-24.9), who have not been overweight, eat without restrictions according to the TFEQ, and exercise moderately for at least 150 minutes weekly.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The study is testing two eating patterns: 'meal' where participants eat three times a day, and 'grazing' where they eat every few hours. The focus is on how these patterns affect evening meal intake, daily calorie consumption, and energy balance.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
Since this trial involves common eating patterns rather than medication or medical procedures, side effects are not expected in the traditional sense but could include changes in hunger levels or weight.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

You may be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below
I am between 18 and 35 years old.


Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~1 year
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and 1 year for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Total grams of ad libitum meal consumed

Trial Design

1Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Group I: EF conditionExperimental Treatment1 Intervention

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Who is running the clinical trial?

The University of Tennessee, KnoxvilleLead Sponsor
83 Previous Clinical Trials
18,539 Total Patients Enrolled

Media Library

EF condition Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT01731522 — N/A

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

Are elderly individuals eligible to partake in this clinical trial?

"This trial is open to candidates who are of legal age and not yet 35 years old."

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Who is the ideal participant for this experimental research?

"Eligibility requirements for this clinical trial necessitate that participants have regular dietary habits and are aged between 18 to 35. Approximately 20 individuals can be admitted into the study."

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Is this trial presently open to new participants?

"According to the clinicaltrials.gov page, this medical study is no longer recruiting participants. It had been open since December 1st 2012 and was last updated on March 15th 2022; however, there are presently other trials in search of volunteers."

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~2 spots leftby Apr 2025