Investigators are interested in learning how appetite responds after chewing gum.
In this research study subjects will be asked to eat a lunch meal provided at our Center.
After eating the lunch meal, subjects will answer questions describing their feelings of
hunger, thirst and desire to eat every 30 minutes for 3 hours.
Blood will be drawn throughout the study period to determine how chewing gum impacts certain
hormones released from your intestine after eating and therefore how they influence your
appetite. Blood draws will be done every 30 minutes for 3 hours. At only one of the two study
visits, subjects will chew gum during specific times. One study visit will not include
After three hours, there will be a snack to eat as much as desired followed by one more set
of questions and blood draw.
All study visits will take approximately 4 ½ hours.