Proteins That Stimulate the Secretion of Satiety Hormones
The invention is in the field of weight management, in particular in the field of weight management by influencing the mechanisms of body-weight regulation. Intact pea protein and intact wheat protein were found to be effective in reducing appetite or inducing or increasing satiety when brought into contact with their receptors in the duodenum. Since it is known that intact proteins hydrolyse in the gastrointestinal tract, intact pea protein and intact wheat protein will not exhibit their satiating effect when ingested in a conventional oral preparation. Therefore, special care should be taken to deliver the intact proteins to the duodenum in order for them to arrive there intact. One object of the invention may therefore be achieved by incorporating the intact protein in an enteric delivery vehicle.
GERAEDTS MARIA CHRISTIANA PETER [NL]; TROOST FREDERIK JAN [NL]; SARIS WILHELMUS HERMANUS MARIA [NL]
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