Project Details


Obesity and the related medical conditions are a global challenge which is affecting an increasing number of the population worldwide. However, current approaches such as education, encouragement for more physical activities, and availability of low fat and low calorie food have not yielded the anticipated positive effects on weight management. Therefore, there is an urgent need for novel strategies for reducing food intake without influencing the pleasure of food, by taking recently gained knowledge from molecular biology, material and food science into consideration. The overall goal is the identification and controlled delivery of active ingredients designed to affect the regulating satiety mechanisms in the gastrointestinal tract, which can be part of everyday foods. Satiety enhancing products aim at reducing the food intake by strengthening the internal physiological signals. This project is a collaborative effort between DuPont, the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center and the Department of Animal Science at Aarhus University, aiming at supporting national and international strategies to address the preventable disease obesity. The successful interplay of the three main research challenges include; 1) identification of novel satiety enhancing ingredients, 2) development of encapsulation strategies for protection, masking and site specific delivery, and 3) combination with food formulations. Taken together, this project is anticipated to yield knowledge and technologies with significant commercial and social impact. The beneficial outcomes of this project will not only contribute to the accessibility of healthier food, but will also strengthen Denmark’s world leading position in the food science and production, thereby having an impact on growth and employment.
Effective start/end date01/01/201601/06/2019


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