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Study: Prebiotic fibres may boost weight loss


May 28, 2009
By BakeryAndSnacks.com

May 28, 2009 – Daily consumption of prebiotic oligofructose
may lead to weight loss by suppressing levels of hormones linked to
hunger, according to a new study by Canadian researchers.

May 28, 2009 – Daily consumption of prebiotic oligofructose
may lead to weight loss by suppressing levels of hormones linked to
hunger, according to a new study by Canadian researchers.

Overweight and obese adults receiving supplements of oligofructose
lost an average of one kilogram over 12 weeks, compared to a general
increase in weight in the placebo group of almost half a kilo,
according to results of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled
trial published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.


Jill Parnell and Raylene Reimer of the University of Calgary report
that the prebiotic fibres were associated with lower levels of the
hunger hormone ghrelin, and higher levels of a hormone in the gut,
peptide YY (PYY), linked to increased feelings of fullness (satiety). | READ MORE

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