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High whey proteins yogurt help to control appetite

High whey proteins yogurt help to control appetite

Controlling appetite and maintaining the level of satiety are crucial challenges when it comes to controlling food intake and body weight. This new study shows that a whey-protein-enriched snack, such as yogurt, may be efficient in reducing food intake.

Afternoon snack

In this randomized crossover study, 20 healthy women aged 20-30 years and with a BMI between 20 and 24.9, consumed 3 different snacks in the afternoon separately: yogurt with added whey protein (PSL) biscuits and chocolate. Each time the snack was consumed 3 hours after lunch, which was a standardized menu. The perceived feelings of hunger and fullness were evaluated during the afternoon until the voluntary ad libitum dinner intake. Each snack was tested 3 times.

Whey protein prolonged satiety 

The results show that yogurt with PSL leads to a reduction in appetite, which was significantly greater than after the consumption of biscuits and chocolate. In addition, the time between the yogurt snack and eating dinner was 45 minutes longer, compared with the two other snacks, and showed a significant reduction in the caloric intake during that meal.

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Source : “[SNACK HIGH WHEY PROTEIN IMPROVES THE LEVEL OF SATIETY AND REDUCES APPETITE HEALTHY WOMEN]?” by Reyna N, Moreno-Rojas R, Mendoza L, Urdaneta A, Artigas C, Reyna E, Cámara Martos F. (doi: 10.1016/j.foodres.2015.06.031). The article appears in Nutr Hosp. 2015 Oct 1;32(4):1624-8

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