Effects of the fatty acid, lauric acid, on energy intake and gut motor and hormonal function in health and obesity [ 2009 - 2012 ]

Also known as: Lauric acid, a potential nutrient-based appetite suppressant

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Researchers: Prof Christine Feinle-Bisset (Principal investigator) ,  Prof Christopher Rayner Prof Karen Jones Prof Michael Horowitz Prof Peter Clifton
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Brief description Obesity is largely due to energy intake exceeding energy expenditure, thus, strategies that reduce energy intake will result in weight loss. We discovered recently that the fatty acid, lauric acid, markedly reduces energy intake. Our studies will determine the effects of lauric acid on energy intake and body weight reduction in obese subjects. The research is a new initiative and explores the potential of lauric acid as a novel, nutrient-based and side-effect free approach to obesity management.

Funding Amount $AUD 744,645.87

Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants

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