The purpose of this study is to determine whether high-flavonoid cocoa can decrease appetite
in humans. In addition the study is designed to test epicatechin, a compound found in cocoa
and procyanidins, a class of compounds found in cocoa, for their ability to decrease
appetite in humans.
The study is a four-way randomized double-blinded crossover trial with randomization
balanced for beverage and lab visit order.
- stable-weight, as indicated by weight gain or loss of <2% in the past 6 months;
- engaging in only mild exercise< twice a week;
- moderate alcohol users, <2 drinks/day;
- willing to eat pizza.
- mentally and physically healthy.
- smokers regular;
- frequent drinkers of coffee, tea or cola sodas, >daily;
- underweight or obese (BMI: <18.5 or >30 Kg/m2);
- allergies to chocolate, cocoa, green tea, coffee or pizza;
- using medication;
- interested in registering in the future for the course Health & Nutrition Sciences
2140, Introduction to the U.S. Health Care System, that is often taught by the PI of
the proposed study
James Greenberg, Ph.D
Department of Health & Nutritional Sciences, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York