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Satiety and weight loss study demonstrates the benefits of salba-chia

A recent study published by GI Labs Director of Research, Dr. Alexandra Jenkins, and the research team at St. Michael's Hospital examined the role of salba-chia on weight loss in overweight and obese individuals with type 2 diabetes. Dr. Jenkins and her colleagues found that salba was effective in promoting weight loss and improving obesity-related risk factors.

"Lately, there has been a lot of research interest in satiety," says Dr. Jenkins. "Acute satiety studies can be useful in selecting foods and ingredients that cause feelings of fullness and highlighting which will be best suited for weight loss studies.  Weight loss studies, which typically last 6 months-1 year, can demonstrate concretely that a product promotes feelings of fullness and result in lasting weight loss.  Long term studies such as these are powerful because they allow researchers to investigate the effect of these products not only on body weight, but also detect whether there are other, additional, health benefits of incorporating the product into the diet."

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Senior Scientists


Dr. T. Wolever MD, PhD

Vice President

Dr. A. Jenkins PhD, RD