It is well known that proteins provide essential amino acids required for life. What is less understood is the role they play in satiety and weight management. This presentation looked at theories and research that help delineate how proteins influence hunger, energy intake and energy expenditure. Additionally, the implications of a food’s sensory properties and expectation for satiety were touched on. This information provided an improved framework for the development of protein-enhanced products in the marketplace.
Richard D. Mattes, MPH, PhD, RD, Distinguished Professor of Nutrition Science, Purdue University; Affiliated Scientist at the Monell Chemical Senses Center speaking on “Protein Appetite Leveraging” at the 2015 Protein Trends & Technologies Seminar” at the 2015 Protein Trends & Technologies Seminar.