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Effectiveness of Two Levels of Pulse Consumption on Caloric Restriction Adherence and Chronic Disease Risk, Pulse Canada Innovation Project

Status

Completed

Study area

Nutrition/Dietary
Chronic Disease

Principal investigator

Megan McCrory

Project period

September 1, 2006 - March 31, 2008

Pulses (dried beans, peas, lentils, and chickpeas) are example foods that are high in fiber, complex carbohydrates and protein, and low in caloric density. They may aid in weight loss and help prevent regain. This proposal will test whether regular pulse consumption can assist with weight loss and its maintenance, as well as promote improvement in risk for chronic disease using a randomized controlled study design.