Study Type


Study Purpose

The purpose of this research study is to examine the metabolic effects of eating food supplemented with sugarcane fiber.

About the Study

Can eating sugarcane fiber help you to lose weight and decrease your risk for diabetes?

It is estimated that 35.7% of Americans are considered obese, and Louisiana has consistently had one of the highest rates of obesity in the country. Obese populations are more likely to develop risk factors for diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Diets high in fiber have been shown to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. This study will determine the benefits of eating sugarcane bagasse on your body’s metabolism and body weight.

Study Design

Number of visits:

  • 2 Screening visits
  • 4 Outpatient visits

Study procedures:

  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT)
  • DXA scan
  • Blood draw
  • Computer based VAS

As a participant, you will be given high fiber food items made for the study and asked to consume them in the morning and the evening each day. You will be asked to eat two fiber enriched brownies in the morning and two fiber enriched cookies in the evening. 

All study-related food and procedures will be provided at no cost to participants.

Study Qualifications

Study Duration

5 weeks


Earn up to $215 for participation.

Study Contact

If you are interested in volunteering for the BROWNIE study, click here to screen online, call 225-763-3000 or email

If you think you may be eligible, please click the button below to screen online.


Please do not fill out this questionnaire for anyone other than yourself unless you are their legal guardian.
If you know someone who may be interested please direct them to the site or have them call us directly at 225-763-3000.


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