Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

7-28-2013

Journal or Book Title

British Journal of Nutrition

Volume

110

Issue

2

First Page

384

Last Page

390

DOI

10.1017/S0007114512005053

Abstract

To determine the influence of masticatory efficiency on postprandial satiety and glycaemic response, twenty-one healthy males were recruited for this randomised cross-over trial. The participants consumed a fixed amount of pizza provided in equal-sized portions by chewing each portion either fifteen or forty times before swallowing. Subjective appetite was measured by appetite questionnaires at regular intervals for 3 h after the meal and plasma samples were collected for the measurement of selected satiety-related hormones, glucose, insulin and glucose-dependent insulinotropic peptide (GIP) concentrations. An ad libitum meal was provided shortly after the last blood sample was drawn and the amount eaten recorded. Compared with fifteen chews, chewing forty times per portion resulted in lower hunger (P¼0·009), preoccupation with food (P¼0·005) and desire to eat (P¼0·002). Meanwhile, plasma concentrations of glucose (P¼0·024), insulin (P,0·001) and GIP (P,0·001) were higher following the forty-chews meal. Chewing forty times before swallowing also resulted in a higher plasma cholecystokinin concentration (P¼0·045) and a trend towards a lower ghrelin concentration (P¼0·051). However, food intake at the subsequent test meal did not differ (P¼0·851). The results suggest that a higher number of masticatory cycles before swallowing may provide beneficial effects on satiety and facilitate glucose absorption.

Comments

This article is from British Journal of Nutrition; 110(2);2013; 384-390. Doi: 10.1017/S0007114512005053. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

The Authors

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf