Appetite Control Dietary Supplement

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Appetite Control Dietary Supplement
Appetite Control Dietary Supplement

University: University of Glasgow

Sector(s): Life Sciences, Food & Drink, Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, Other

About Opportunity:

An effective method for delivery of small molecules to the colon has been developed which targets receptors in that region of the gut thought to be involved in appetite regulation and metabolic control. First-in-human studies have shown an acute reduction in appetite and food intake with this system and long-term studies have shown beneficial effects in weight management and improved insulin sensitivity. This breakthrough has been developed via a collaborative research program between the University of Glasgow and Imperial College London. The development potentially offers valuable appetite and weight control/management strategies which could target specific populations (weight loss in the obese) and the general population (weight management).

Key Benefits:

  • System has been validated in clinical studies
  • Low cost
  • Natural product based
  • Easy delivery via normal food chain. Proposed product could be used in 1.) ingredient within diet food or supplement 2.) post-weight management supplement 3.)Medical food for diabetics


  • Potential to be incorporated into a wide range of food products
  • Offers potentially valuable appetite and weight control / management strategies

IP Status:

International patent applications have been filed to protect the delivery system and its applications.


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