Satiation, satiety and their effects on eating behaviour
In June 2009 BNF published a new Briefing Paper on Satiation, satiety and their effects on eating behaviour.
The paper begins by discussing the physiological mechanisms that drive satiation and satiety, including gastric and intestinal mechanisms of satiation; gut hormone signals of satiety and the integration of satiety signals in the brain. Methods of measuring satiation and satiety are also explored and potential confounders in satiety research are considered.
The paper also looks at the effects of different foods and drinks on satiety, categorised by nutrient as well as intense sweeteners, liquids and energy density. The effect of external factors such as palatability, portion size and social situations are also looked at.
Finally the paper explores the relationship between satiation, satiety and weight control, looking at the genetic, physiological and behavioural factors.
For more information, the paper is available in the June 2009 issue of Nutrition Bulletin.
You can also find lots more information about satiety in the Feed yourself fuller section of the website.
BNF held a one-day conference on Satiation, satiety and their effects on eating behaviour, for more information and for speakers' presentations, click here.
- © British Nutrition Foundation 2009