Satiation, satiety and their effects on eating behaviour
Thursday 18th June 2009
Institute of Physics, London
With obesity rates continuing to rise, controlling how much we eat is increasingly important. Many different factors can influence how much energy we consume. Satiation, the feeling of fullness that can cause us to stop eating, and satiety, the feeling of satisfaction that persists after eating are important internal mechanisms to control energy intake.
The Foundation held a conference on satiation and satiety to accompany a Briefing Paper of the same title published in the June issue of Nutrition Bulletin. The conference covered a broad range of issues from the physiological mechanisms that drive satiation and satiety, the effects of food composition and external influences on appetite. Opportunities for creating satiety enhancing functional foods and the potential public health benefit of diets that promote satiation and satiety were also addressed.
Some of the speakers presentations are available as audio podcasts to download below. To view the podcasts, right click on the link and select the option 'Save link as...':
The programme for the day and pdf versions of these speakers' presentations are also attached below.
There is also lots more information about satiety on our 'feed yourself fuller' page.