The effect of two bulk-forming appetite depressants, methylcellulose and gum guar, on food intake has been studied in 11 (4 male, 7 female) healthy volunteers – 3 of whom were overweight. 10 g of active ingredient were given in two equal doses daily for periods of 1 week for each agent. Individually weighed dietary intakes were obtained over four consecutive weeks; the first and third weeks were without medication. Both gum guar and methylcellulose were equally effective in reducing appetite by 10 %.
Dr. E. Evans, Nutrition Department, Queen Elizabeth College, London W8 7AH (England)
Received: February 2, 1975
Accepted: March 25, 1975
Published online: November 13, 2008
Number of Print Pages : 5
Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism (Journal of Nutrition, Metabolic Diseases and Dietetics)
Vol. 18, No. 4, Year 1975 (Cover Date: 1975)
Journal Editor: Elmadfa I. (Vienna)
ISSN: 0250–6807 (Print), eISSN: 1421–9697 (Online)
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