Adelaide Muller

Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, England, United Kingdom

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Publications (1)3.47 Total impact

  • Viren Ranawana · Adelaide Muller · C Jeya K Henry
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    ABSTRACT: Purpose: Polydextrose is a low-calorie highly branched-chain glucose polymer that is poorly digested in the upper gastrointestinal tract and therefore demonstrates fibre-like properties. Fibre has been shown to increase satiety and possibly reduce food intake. Therefore, the objective of the current study was to examine the effects of polydextrose on short-term satiety and energy intake. Methods: In a repeated-measures randomized blind cross-over design, 26 healthy males consumed a 400-g fruit smoothie containing 12 g (3 %) of polydextrose, and a buffet lunch 60 min after the smoothie. Motivational ratings for satiety and palatability and lunch energy intake were measured. The effects of the polydextrose-containing smoothie were compared against a polydextrose-free control smoothie. Results: Polydextrose did not significantly alter the taste and palatability of the fruit smoothie. Consuming the polydextrose-containing smoothie resulted in a significantly lower energy intake at lunch (102 kcal less) compared to the control. Conclusion: Polydextrose may be a good fortificant for reducing short-term food intake.
    No preview · Article · Jun 2012 · European Journal of Nutrition

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8 Citations
3.47 Total Impact Points


  • 2012
    • Oxford Brookes University
      • Centre for Functional Food
      Oxford, England, United Kingdom