Study shows Fabuless has effect on appetite control

by Jeff Gelski
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DELFT, THE NETHERLANDS — A study scheduled to appear in the October issue of the Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology suggests a stable fat emulsion branded as Fabuless slows down the gastrointestinal transit time. The study findings may explain the weight control and appetite suppression previously observed in association with Fabuless, a combination of oat and palm oils, both naturally occurring dietary lipids.

Fabuless was shown to prolong food passage time from mouth to large intestine by 45 minutes, a statistically significant increase. The study involved researchers from Uppsala University in Sweden, KPL Good Food Practice AB of Sweden and DSM Food Specialties, Delft, The Netherlands. DSM Nutritional Products offers Fabuless.

Fifteen healthy men within the age range of 20 to 59 and within the body mass index (B.M.I.) range of 22 to 28 participated in the controlled, double-blind, cross-over-designed study. They randomly were allocated to two treatments. They consumed the stable fat emulsion or a milk fat in yogurt during two days of investigation with an interval of one week.

"We are very pleased that the study confirms the efficacy of Fabuless in harnessing the body’s natural appetite control mechanisms," said Philip Rijken, global head of nutritional science at DSM. "For the first time this underlying mechanistic function of Fabuless is confirmed clinically. This also provides a better understanding of earlier observations on appetite control and weight management parameters."

Mr. Rijken added that based on data from the U.S. national NHANES study, it may be estimated that by reducing daily food intake by as little as 100 calories may prevent weight gain in most of the population.

"Fabuless enables consumers to manage calories in a natural way that is compatible with modern lifestyle," he said. "We look forward to having more positive studies published in the coming year, which will further strengthen the body of science behind Fabuless."

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