Effects od Pulse Consumption on Bone Health of Postmenopausal Women

  • STATUS
    Recruiting
  • End date
    Dec 30, 2023
  • participants needed
    40
  • sponsor
    Oklahoma State University
Updated on 5 May 2022
Accepts healthy volunteers

Summary

This study will investigate the effects of the addition of 100 grams/day of cooked pulses (i.e. lentil, pinto beans, peas, chickpeas, kidney beans) to the diet of postmenopausal women for 12 weeks on gut health, metabolic outcomes and bone biomarkers.

Description

With approximately 1.3 million women reaching menopause each year in the US and about one-third of a woman's life is spent in this state, it is imperative to identify effective, safe, and economical approaches that can minimize disease risk that is associated with this phase of life. Pulses are excellent source of fiber, protein, essential amino acids, vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals, that can act as prebiotics and prevent gut dysbiosis and promote a healthy gut. A few studies in overweight or obese adults have shown the health benefits of pulses, including gut modulating potential. However, studies examining the use of pulse crops are limited, especially in alleviating health risks associated with menopause. The objective of this study is to evaluate the prebiotic potential of pulse-based diet and consequent effects on metabolic and bone biomarkers in postmenopausal women. We hypothesize that daily intake of pulses, due to its nutrient content and many other bioactive compounds including fiber content, will beneficially affect gut health and subsequently improve metabolic outcomes and bone markers in postmenopausal women. To accomplish our objectives, 40 postmenopausal women (50- 65 y old and ≥ 1 y menopause) will be recruited and will be asked to consume 100 g/d of pulse (alternate between lentils, pinto beans, peas, chickpeas, and kidney beans) for 3 months. Pulse intake, anthropometric measures, markers of gut and bone health, and metabolic outcomes will be assessed at baseline and at the end of pulse consumption.

Details
Condition Menopause
Treatment pulses, pulses
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04692298
SponsorOklahoma State University
Last Modified on5 May 2022

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Inclusion Criteria

year without menstrual cycle

Exclusion Criteria

any medication use (for the past 6 m) that affects glucose, lipids, bone and inflammation markers, dietary supplements, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications
allergy to pulse crops
tobacco use
excessive alcohol intake
antibiotic use
major surgery within 6 m of study enrollment
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