No efficacy of processed Fabuless™ (Olibra™) in suppressing appetite or food intake

HJ Smit, E Keenan, EMR Kovacs, SA Wiseman, HPF Peters, DJ Mela, PJ Rogers

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Abstract

Background/Objectives: To investigate the feasibility of Fabuless (previously called Olibra and Reducal) as a food ingredient for food intake and appetite reduction, by assessing the effects of food processing on efficacy. Subjects/Methods: In total, 24 healthy volunteers (16 female, 8 male; age: 18-43 years; body mass index: 18-37 kg/m(2)) took part in a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blinded, cross-over trial. Yoghurt-based meal replacement drinks (containing processed or unprocessed Fabuless, or a control fat) were followed by an ad libitum lunch and evening meal (dinner). Key outcome measures were energy intake and self-reported appetite ratings. Results: Compared with control, only unprocessed Fabuless reduced subsequent energy intake, although only during dinner (P
Translated title of the contributionNo efficacy of processed Fabuless™ (Olibra™) in suppressing appetite or food intake
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81 - 86
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Volume65
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2011

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