Fibersol-2 May Provide Satiety, Study Says

June 8, 2011

Researchers said results showed a delay in postmeal hunger, possibly caused by increasing hormones PYY and GLP-1.

ADM/Matsutani LLC’s (Itasca, IL) Fibersol-2 digestion-resistant maltodextrin may help increase satiety signals from the gut, according to a new study conducted by Suzanne Hendrich, PhD, at Iowa State University.

The double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study included 19 healthy individuals. Participants consumed meals with 0, 5, and 10 g of Fibersol-2. Satiety measurements were taken via a visual analog scale (VAS) questionnaire, in which participants indicated how hungry they felt. Researchers said results showed a delay in postmeal hunger, possibly caused by increasing hormones PYY and GLP-1, which are released from the intestine to signal satiety in the brain.

“We are pleased the results of this clinical study confirm that people who consumed Fibersol-2 felt fuller longer than those who did not,” stated Allan Buck, director of research and development for ADM Food Ingredient Research and Technical Service.

Moreover, as a slow-fermentation soluble dietary fiber, derived from corn, Fibersol-2 can help manufacturers increase fiber content of food and beverage without affecting taste or texture, the company says.

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