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About this study

The focus of this study is to look into the potential for plant-based meats to produce a greater feeling of fullness post-meal, termed a 'satiating effect', in comparison to traditional meat products, and this may potentially assist in supporting weight loss or weight maintenance.

This study will test the effect of consuming a plant-based mince as compared to beef mince on measures of satiety.

If you participate in this study you will be required to attend the CSIRO Nutrition and Health Research Clinic based in Adelaide's CBD on two occasions to test these meals.

The visits will take up to seven hours. During the visits you will answer some questionnaires as well as have blood samples taken after you consume the meals.

You will be able to relax or work when not undergoing assessments during your clinic visits.

Who can participate in this study?

Healthy men aged 18 to 55 years may be eligible to participate in this study.

Twenty-eight individuals will participate in this clinical trial in Adelaide.

You must meet all of the below selection criteria. These criteria along with other further criteria related to your health will be assessed for you during the screening process.

Inclusion criteria

  • male individuals
  • aged between 18 and 55 years
  • body mass index (BMI) between 18.5 and 27.5 (this will be confirmed during your screening appointment)
  • weight stable for last 6 months - no more than a loss or gain of 5 kgs
  • consume red meat regularly - at least once a week
  • be able to attend the CSIRO nutrition clinic for up to 7 hours on two occasions across a two-week period. 

Exclusion criteria

  • health conditions that could affect appetite/food intake or require a prescribed diet such as gastrointestinal diseases [including, but not limited to diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, or coeliac disease],  type 1 or type 2 diabetes, cancer, renal or liver diseases
  • gastrointestinal symptoms (i.e. pain, reflux, diarrhoea, or constipation), surgeries (i.e. bariatric surgery such as gastric banding) or use of medications (i.e. appetite suppressants, steroids) 
  • known food allergies or intolerances to the study intervention products
  • history of eating disorders
  • unable or unwilling to consume red meat
  • current smoker (or history of smoking within the last six months)
  • history of or known presence of alcohol abuse or illicit drug use
  • receipt of an investigational drug within 28 days prior to Visit 1 that may affect the applicant’s ability to participate in the study or the study results (this will be decided by the investigator when you provide details).

Further information

If you have any queries about this study or would like further information about participating do not hesitate to contact us, either by phone please call 8305 0615 or email CRUstudies@csiro.au and we can assist.

If you are interested in registering to participate in this study, please visit the participate in a study page and register your details.

This study has been approved by the CSIRO Health and Medical Research Human Research Ethics Committee.

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