SATIN: EU satiety project opens doors, starts study, seeks health claims

By Shane STARLING contact

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“The final stage of the SATIN project is designed to address the difficulty in gaining health claims around appetite..."
“The final stage of the SATIN project is designed to address the difficulty in gaining health claims around appetite..."

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The €6m EU-backed SATIN satiety project has thrown open the doors to new commercial partners to join the likes of Coca-Cola, Naturex and Cargill in trying to achieve one of its primary goals – on-shelf satiety products with EU-backed health claims.

With some research work highlighting the potential of ingredients such as fibres and proteins to affect feelings of satiety and deliver weight management benefits completed, SATIN has turned its focus to end-products – and commissioned a new study.

SATIN​ project leader professor Jason Halford, from Liverpool University, told us SATIN was looking to take on products from outside the consortium”​ for the first time to “demonstrate to regulatory bodies the benefit of a satiety based approach to weight management and perhaps thereby lower the barriers to individual product moving forward.”

The new study was a multiple food project that would be conducted at three European sites and last for six months. Data from the study will also be used by another EU project, FULL4HEALTH​.

Prototypes, health claims

Another SATIN member, associate professor Anders Sjödin from the Unit for Obesity Research at the University of Copenhagen noted the importance of winning health claims in this phase of the 5-year project.

The project has developed an in vitro platform to screen/identify ingredients with relevant biological activity and refine food structures to optimise their potential effects on appetite,”​ professor Sjödin said.

“SATIN has also developed a number of prototypes that are presently being tested in clinical studies and is looking to communalise those which demonstrate beneficial effects on appetite/energy intake.”

The professor added: “The final stage of the SATIN project is designed to address the difficulty in gaining health claims around appetite in general, and more specifically, the aim is to demonstrate beneficial health effects of a diet containing food products with enhanced satiety/satiating properties.”

The SATIN advisory board was open to new members and interested parties could contact SATIN.

Professor Halford is presenting some of the group’s work at the Association of Obesity Conference​ in London on March 3.

A list of consortium members can be found here.

The project completes next year.

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