The new EU-legislation allows the use of weight regulation and satiety-related claims if there is generally accepted scientific evidence behind the claims. Food plays an important role in weight management. Thus, foods with favourable effect on satiety and body weight could be useful tools in the prevention of the increasing prevalence of obesity seen across Europe and other parts of the world. It is possible to measure the satiating effect of foods. The satiating effect of food varies depending on the nutrient content and other characteristics of the food. According to the current knowledge, dietary fibre and protein are among the most potential nutrients affecting satiety and weight control.
|Journal||Agro Food Industry Hi-Tech|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
- Health claim
- weight management
- satiety measurement
- dietary fibre