Design and testing of foods differing in protein to energy ratios.

School of Biological Sciences, The University of Sydney, Rm 322, Heydon Laurence Building, A08, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Appetite (Impact Factor: 2.52). 10/2010; 55(2):367-70. DOI: 10.1016/j.appet.2010.06.009
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ABSTRACT Our aim was to design a selection of foods with differing proportions of protein but equal palatability in two settings, Sydney Australia and Kingston Jamaica. The foods were manipulated to contain 10, 15 or 25% E as protein with reciprocal changes in carbohydrate to 60, 55 or 45% E and dietary fat was kept constant at 30%. Naïve participants did not identify a difference in protein between the versions. On average, the versions were rated equal in pleasantness (Sydney-10%: 44±2, 15%: 49±2 and 25%: 49±2 Kingston-10%: 41±3, 15%: 41±3 and 25%: 37±3).

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