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Int J Obes (Lond). 2012 Sep;36(9):1222-8. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2011.237. Epub 2011 Nov 29.

No appetite efficacy of a commercial structured lipid emulsion in minimally processed drinks.

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School of Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK. henk.smit@bristol.ac.uk

Abstract

BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES:

Fabuless (Olibra) is a commercially structured lipid emulsion, claimed to be a food ingredient that is effective for food intake and appetite reduction. The present study assessed its efficacy in a yoghurt-based mini-drink undergoing low or minimal food manufacturing (thermal and shear) processes.

SUBJECTS/METHODS:

Study 1: Twenty-four healthy volunteers (16 female, 8 male; age: 18-47 years; body mass index (BMI): 17-28 kg m(-2)) took part in a randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blind parallel crossover trial. Consumption of a minimally processed 'preload' mini-drink (containing two different doses of Fabuless or a control fat) at 2 h after breakfast was followed by appetite and mood ratings, and food intake measured in ad libitum meals at 3 and 7 h post consumption of the preload. Study 2: As Study 1 (16 female, 8 male; age: 20-54 years; BMI: 21-30 kg m(-2)). A chilled, virtually unprocessed, preload breakfast mini-drink (containing minimally processed Fabuless or a control fat) was provided 5 min after a standardised breakfast, followed by appetite and mood ratings, and food intake measured in ad libitum meals at 4 and 8 h post consumption of the preload.

RESULTS:

The structured lipid emulsion tested had no significant effect on the primary measures of food intake or appetite.

CONCLUSIONS:

Even when exposed to minimal food-manufacturing conditions, Fabuless showed no efficacy on measures of appetite and food intake.

PMID:
22124453
DOI:
10.1038/ijo.2011.237
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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