New IFR project to study appetite reduction in humans 06 Sep 2011
The project will close to £750,000 in BBSRC and will bring together experts from London’s Imperial College, the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre in Glasgow and the Department of Psychology at the University of Leeds. Together, they will try to establish whether specific emulsions will be able to delay the digestion of fats eaten during meals.
The study will be led by Professor Peter Wilde, who has demonstrated that fat digestion can be delayed by coating fat droplets with plant lipids or enzyme-treated milk proteins through earlier studies in the laboratory. According to him, these findings will now be applied to understand how these modified molecules will influence satiety in human volunteers. He added that the information generated from this study would be used to create a wide range of foods with “true, verifiable satiety-controlling effects”.
Further information on the new project can be found at the IFR and BBSRC websites.