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Healthy Lipids

Almonds + Coconut for Healthy Nutrition (HULA Trial)

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Led By Sean H Adams, PhD
Research Sponsored by University of California, Davis
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
Body mass index (BMI) categorized "normal" through "overweight" (18.5 - 29.9 kg/m2)
Men and women
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up one day (inclusion visit)
Awards & highlights

HULA Trial Summary

This trial will explore how eating almonds can alter gut bacteria to create molecules that can improve health.

HULA Trial Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

You may be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below
Your BMI falls between 18.5 and 29.9 kg/m2, indicating that you are of normal or overweight weight range.
Both men and women.

HULA Trial Timeline

Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~one day (during the feeding day)
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and one day (during the feeding day) for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Change in the level of microbe-derived metabolites
Secondary outcome measures
Microbiome features associated with post-meal metabolite patterns
Other outcome measures
Relationship between dietary habits and baseline (pre-meal) microbiota-derived blood metabolite levels in the baseline blood.

HULA Trial Design

2Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Group I: Coconut armExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
This snack is isocaloric and almost perfectly matches the macronutrient profile of the almonds. However, despite being in the same quantity, almost all provided fatty acids will be saturated fatty acids.
Group II: Almond armExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
Almonds will be provided to increase the gut content in mono and poly-unsaturated fatty acids.
First Studied
Drug Approval Stage
How many patients have taken this drug
Completed Phase 4

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Who is running the clinical trial?

Almond Board of CaliforniaOTHER
33 Previous Clinical Trials
2,051 Total Patients Enrolled
University of California, DavisLead Sponsor
910 Previous Clinical Trials
4,706,971 Total Patients Enrolled
1 Trials studying Healthy Nutrition
17 Patients Enrolled for Healthy Nutrition
Sean H Adams, PhDPrincipal InvestigatorUniversity of California, Davis

Media Library

Almonds (Healthy Lipids) Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT05782218 — N/A
Healthy Nutrition Research Study Groups: Coconut arm, Almond arm
Healthy Nutrition Clinical Trial 2023: Almonds Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT05782218 — N/A
Almonds (Healthy Lipids) 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT05782218 — N/A

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Is there still opportunity for participants to join this medical investigation?

"Contrary to initial expectations, clinicaltrials.gov indicates that this medical study has ceased recruiting patients. The experiment was posted on March 31st 2023 and last updated two weeks later on the 21st of March. Fortunately, there are currently 32 other trials actively seeking participants at present."

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Am I eligible to be a subject in this medical investigation?

"Individuals between 18 and 50 with good dietary habits may be accepted into this clinical trial, which is recruiting a total of 20 participants."

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Does the population for this research encompass younger individuals below 40 years old?

"To meet the entry requirements of this study, volunteers must fall between 18 and 50 years old. There are 5 separate trials for minors (below 18) and 19 other studies available to those above 65."

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~10 spots leftby Apr 2025