Diets that contain a relatively high level of proteins are regarded an effective treatment for weight control. Particularly for the prevention of weight increase after a period of weight loss. So far, it is not known whether it makes a difference which specific proteins are used in these diets. This dissertation studies which proteins have the greatest effect on a feeling of hunger and food intake. It turns out that proteins from peas have the greatest effect. It also turned out that inhibition of the decomposition of this protein in the stomach even increases the effect. Obese men ate less after they had been administered pea protein directly in the intestines, than after they had eaten this protein. These results can contribute to new perspectives in the treatment of overweight and obesity.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||3 Dec 2010|
|Place of Publication||Maastricht|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2010|
- feeling of hunger
- food intake