Weight Management Clinical Studies
- Improved satiety and reduced hunger – Metabolically, it is hard not to eat when you’re craving carbohydrates and are hungry throughout the day.
- Improved fat metabolism – Resistant starch reduced lipolysis and increased fat burning: Robertson AJCN 2005 (healthy adults) and Bodinham EC 2014 (in adults with type 2 diabetes), and Higgins NM 2004, (healthy adults)
- Improved insulin sensitivity – High levels of insulin signal the body to store fat and prevent fat from being burned. Reducing insulin levels allows fat to be burned as energy instead of being stored.
- 8 clinical studies demonstrate this benefit in healthy adults (Robertson D 2003, Robertson AJCN 2005 and Bodinham BJN 2013) and in prediabetic individuals (who have higher insulin levels but are still able to maintain blood sugar control, Johnston DM 2010, Maki JN 2012, Robertson JCEM 2012, Dr. Barbara Gower’s study, presented at The Obesity Society meeting in 2014, and Sarah Dainty’s thesis from The University of Guelph 2015.
- 2 clinical studies found conflicting results in individuals with type 2 diabetes. Zhang CJPM 2007 found improved insulin sensitivity in Chinese adults. In contrast, Bodinham EC 2014 did not find improved insulin sensitivity, but she did find improved meal glucose tolerance, improved fat metabolism and reduced obesity-associated inflammation in British adults with well-controlled type 2 diabetes.
- Calorie content – Eating fewer calories is a proven way to lose weight and/or to maintain lower body weight. Resistant starch reduces calories when it substitutes for flour or other high glycemic carbohydrates in foods.