For over 40 years Charlotte Erlanson-Albertsson, Professor of Medical and Physiological Chemistry at Lund University, has been researching the relationship between diet and human health and wellbeing. During the past 20 years Charlotte and her team have specialised in the areas of appetite regulation and energy balance.
Appetite is not just a sensation. It is a biochemical and physiological regulation in the body that is mostly controlled by the brain and based primarily on input from the stomach and intestinal tract.
Charlotte became interested in the reasons why many of the foods we eat today are so easily linked to overconsumption, resulting in overweight and related complications – so she began studying the mechanisms behind this phenomenon.
Charlotte and her research team found signals that regulate how we eat protein, fat and carbohydrates. They determined that sugar, through the combination of fat and sugar, is the primary means of becoming overweight.
Our hunger signals are stronger than our satiety signals
Thylakoids release satiety hormones
Appethyl® contains thylakoids
Being overweight: thylakoids counteract excessive weight gain and obesity.
Snacking: thylakoids reduce cravings for sugar and snacking.
Prebiotic effect: thylakoids stimulate the presence of beneficial bacteria in gut flora.
- Thylakoid group – weight loss of 5 kg, were satiated and satisfied between meals.
- Control group – weight loss of 3.5 kg, wanted to snack between meals.