A recent clinical trial revealed that daily consumption of yoghurt containing DSM’s Fabuless™ significantly aids weight maintenance after weight loss. The placebo-controlled, double-blind test aimed to investigate the long-term effects of Fabuless on a group of women aged 18-55. Results show Fabuless successfully reduces appetite and weight gain after dieting, further highlighting the benefits of this breakthrough weight management ingredient.
In the study, conducted by the University of Maastricht, 50 overweight females underwent a six week weight loss period, followed by 18 weeks weight maintenance. During the weight maintenance phase, they consumed yoghurt containing either Fabuless or placebo. Throughout, the subjects were weighed and measured according to height, body mass index (BMI), waist and hip circumference. Women who consumed Fabuless showed no significant regain in body weight after six weeks of dieting. This was in contrast to the placebo group, which experienced significant weight gain. Furthermore, BMI and waist circumference remained constant in the Fabuless group, but significantly increased among women consuming the placebo. When asked to rate their hunger levels, the Fabuless group reported experiencing significantly less appetite.
“We are delighted with the outcome of this study”, remarks Philip Rijken, Head of Nutritional Science at DSM Food Specialties’ Fabuless. “Regaining weight following weight loss is a key issue for consumers. After investing in a weight loss plan, consumers do not want to experience quick weight regain. This research is a good indication that with Fabuless it may be possible to achieve longer-term results. Offering extensive scientific proof, Fabuless is a strong proposition for manufacturers looking to create innovative weight management products to better support consumers.”
Fabuless is a patent-protected combination of oat and palm oils (both naturally occurring dietary lipids) that is formulated in a novel emulsion. The microstructure of Fabuless is thought to prevent the digestion of palm oil droplets until relatively deep in the small intestine. Undigested fat arriving in the ileum (the latter part of the small intestine) triggers an 'appetite satisfied' signal to the brain. Because they feel no need to take in more calories, consumers can eat less but still feel satisfied.