Satiety benefits of vegetable oil emulsion

by Jeff Gelski
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PARSIPPANY, N.J. — A yogurt containing the Fabuless brand vegetable-oil emulsion showed satiety benefits in a study appearing on-line June 23 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. DSM Food Specialties, Delft, The Netherlands, makes Fabuless and supported the study. It involved researchers from DSM Food Specialties and Uppsala University in Uppsala, Sweden.

Sixteen healthy, normal-weight people took part in the double-blind, placebo-controlled study. They ate either the yogurt with Fabuless or an equal-calorie control on two separate occasions.

Compared to a control milk fat, the fat derived from Fabuless was found to resist absorption, which led to almost double the amount of lipids progressing from the upper gastrointestinal tract to the sampling site in the small intestine. The higher amount of lipids in the middle section of the small intestine and the presence of fatty acid crystals provided evidence for enhanced appetite control, according to DSM Food Specialties.

“We are very pleased with these results as they provide in-depth understanding of the mechanism behind the appetite-reducing effect of Fabuless,” said Philip Rijken, head of Nutritional Science Europe and Asia Pacific at DSM Nutritional Products. “The new evidence further validates the enhanced appetite control response to Fabuless by detailing its physiological basis.”

Fabuless combines oat and palm oils, both naturally occurring dietary lipids. Fabuless may be eaten by itself or added as an ingredient in applications such as milk, yogurt, meal replacement drinks and supplement sachets and stick packets.

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