Table 1

Exclusion criteria

Abnormal physical examination

History of GI disease (i.e., gastric ulcers, irritable bowel disease, history of bowel obstruction and colon cancer)

History of abdominal surgery (exception: appendectomy)

Pregnant or beast feeding women

BMI > 30 kg/m2

Metabolic disorders (i.e., diabetes, and metabolic syndrome)

Using prescription medications, H2 blockers*, anti-acids, OTC**, dietary & herbal supplements

Involved in a weight loss program

Being treated for eating disorders

Having participated in another clinical trial in the previous month

Having received general anesthesia in the previous month

Refusing to consume the foods provided in the study

Known allergies to milk, nuts, wheat, soy, oat, and barely

Refusal to sign consent


*H2 blockers, also known as histamine-2 receptor antagonists, are drugs that prevent or block the production of gastric acid.

**OTC – over-the-counter

Carabin et al. Nutrition Journal 2009 8:9   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-8-9

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