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.
- 7 clinical studies have shown increased satiety and reduced food consumption following resistant starch consumption: Willis NR 2009, Anderson AJCN 2010, Nilsson JN 2008 and Bodinham BJN 2010, Giuntini FRI 2015, Sarda JFF 2016 and Ble-Castillo N 2017 . Al-Mana and Robertson N 2018 demonstrated reduced food consumption at the subsequent meal but not over the entire 24 hour period.
- 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.
- 10 clinical studies demonstrate this benefit: in healthy adults Robertson D 2003, Robertson AJCN 2005, Bodinham BJN 2013, and Sarda JFF 2016, in prediabetic individuals (who have higher insulin levels but are still able to maintain blood sugar control), Johnston DM 2010, Ble-Castillo I 2012, Maki JN 2012, Robertson JCEM 2012, Gower NM 2016, Dainty JN 2016.
- 3 clinical studies found conflicting results in individuals with type 2 diabetes. Zhang CJPM 2007 reported improved insulin sensitivity in Chinese adults and Ble-Castillo IJERPH 2010 reported improvement in Mexican 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.