Roquette Soluble Fiber May Promote Weight Reduction, Appetite Suppression

May 24, 2011

Roquette researchers assigned 120 overweight Chinese men to twice daily consumption of a 250 mL fruit juice containing 17 g of NUTRIOSE or maltodextrin for 12 weeks.

Research published in the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition suggests that Roquette Nutritionals’ (Lestrem, France) NUTRIOSE soluble fiber may encourage weight reduction, appetite suppression, and other weight-related benefits.

Roquette researchers assigned 120 overweight Chinese men to twice daily consumption of a 250 mL fruit juice containing 17 g of NUTRIOSE or maltodextrin for 12 weeks.

Body weight and composition were measured at baseline and weeks 4, 8, and 12. Energy intake and hunger were assessed every three days.

At week 12, researchers identified reductions in body weight (1.5 kg), body fat percentage (0.3%), and energy intake with NUTRIOSE compared to placebo.

NUTRIOSE is a flavorless and odorless food dextrin. The ingredient has shown high tolerability in human trials.