[PHNUTR-L] Oligofructose, a Fermentable Dietary Fiber,
Promotes Satiety in Healthy Adults
Kathrynne Holden, MS, RD
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Tue Jun 6 04:57:17 PDT 2006
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Oligofructose, a Fermentable Dietary Fiber, Promotes Satiety in Healthy
Reference: “Oligofructose promotes satiety in healthy human: a pilot
study,” Cani PD, Joly E, et al, Eur J Clin Nutr., 2006; 60(5): 567-72.
(Address: Unit of Pharmacokinetics, Metabolism, Nutrition and
Toxicology, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universite catholique
de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium).
Summary: In a placebo-controlled, single-blind, crossover, pilot study
involving 5 men and 5 women, (aged 21-39 years old; BMI 18.5 - 27.4
kg/m(2)) dietary supplementation with oligofructose (OFS: a fermentable
dietary fiber) was found to increase satiety following breakfast and
dinner, and reduce hunger and prospective food consumption following
dinner. The subjects were randomized to receive 8 g of OFS or placebo
(dextrine maltose (DM)) twice a day (total of 16 g per day) for 2 weeks.
After a 2-week washout period, the subjects crossed over interventions
for another 2 weeks. Energy intake, hunger, satiety, fullness, and
prospective food consumption were assessed with analogue scales at the
end of each intervention period. During breakfast, OFS supplementation
was found to significantly increase satiety, compared to DM
supplementation. At dinner, OFS intake significantly increased satiety,
and reduced hunger and prospective food consumption, compared to DM
intake. Additionally, energy intake at breakfast and lunch was
significantly lower after OFS intake, compared to DM intake. Total daily
energy intake was 5% lower during OFS intake than during DM intake.
Thus, this pilot study suggests that supplementation with OFS increases
satiety in healthy adults, and therefore may play a beneficial role in
food intake management in overweight individuals.
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