Study confirms polydextrose satiety effect16 August 2012
A new study, reported by Danisco – part of DuPont Nutrition & Health – is said to have shown that the consumption of polydextrose delivers a satiety effect that can help reduce caloric intake.
In the study - conducted by the Functional Food Centre of Oxford Brookes University, and published in the European Journal of Nutrition (Eur J Nutr 2012, June 21) - a 10% reduction in energy intake at a monitored lunch was observed following consumption of a polydextrose preload 60 minutes prior to the lunch.
The study team concluded that polydextrose “has the potential to reduce food intake” and “could be potentially used for appetite control”. Results of a further positive study are expected to be published later this year.
DuPont Danisco noted that its Litesse is a recognised prebiotic fibre that contributes just one calorie per gram and mediates a low glycaemic impact. These factors, according to the company, combined with its ability to enhance satiety, mean that it can be used to develop innovative foods that are both satisfying and lower in calories.
“Successful weight management is ultimately about balancing the energy we consume as food with the energy that we expend through exercise.,” said Michael Bond, health platform leader, DuPont Nutrition & Health.
“Consuming less at mealtimes and selecting less energy dense foods can help individuals to achieve this balance. As Litesse contains 75% less calories than sugar, increases satiety and helps to reduce the desire to eat, it is an ideal ingredient for reducing sugars and calories in products focused on weight management.”
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