Navigation Links
The dark chocolate version of Father Christmas is most filling
Date:12/10/2008

New research at the Faculty of Life Sciences (LIFE) at the University of Copenhagen shows that dark chocolate is far more filling than milk chocolate, lessening our craving for sweet, salty and fatty foods. In other words, eating dark chocolate may be an efficient way to keep your weight down over Christmas.

We have known for a long time that it is healthier to eat dark chocolate, but now scientists at the Department of Human Nutrition at LIFE, University of Copenhagen, have found that dark chocolate also gives more of a feeling of satiety than milk chocolate.

Chocolate experiment

To compare the effects of dark and milk chocolate on both appetite and subsequent calorie intake, 16 young and healthy men of normal weight who all liked both dark and milk chocolate took part in a so-called crossover experiment. This meant that they reported for two separate sessions, the first time testing the dark chocolate, and the second time the milk chocolate.

They had all fasted for 12 hours beforehand and were offered 100g of chocolate, which they consumed in the course of 15 minutes. The calorific content was virtually the same for the milk and dark chocolate.

During the following 5 hours, participants were asked to register their appetite every half hour, i.e. their hunger, satiety, craving for special foods and how they liked the chocolate.

Results

Two and a half hours after eating the chocolate, participants were offered pizza ad lib.

They were instructed to eat until they felt comfortably satiated. After the meal, the individuals' calorie intake was registered.

The results were significant. The calorie intake at the subsequent meal where they could eat as much pizza as they liked was 15 per cent lower when they had eaten dark chocolate beforehand.

The participants also stated that the plain chocolate made them feel less like eating sweet, salty or fatty foods.

So apart from p
'/>"/>

Contact: Lone Brinkmann Srensen, LIFE, University of Copenhagen
lbs@life.ku.dk
453-533-2509
University of Copenhagen
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. New test could help consumers avoid surprise headaches from chocolate, wine
2. Eat chocolate, drink wine, add fun to life: SLU geriatrician shares secrets of staying young
3. Chocolate bar shown to lower cholesterol
4. Dark chocolate: Half a bar per week to keep at bay the risk of heart attack
5. Resveratrol, red wine compound linked to health, also found in dark chocolate and cocoa
6. Lower your blood pressure, hydrate your skin and reduce dental plaque -- with chocolate?
7. DOE JGI releases a new version of its metagenome data management and analysis system
8. The evolution of aversion: Why even children are fearful of snakes
9. Genes from the father facilitate the formation of new species
10. Like father, like son: Attractiveness is hereditary
11. Male bird at Smithsonians National Zoo has special reason to celebrate Fathers Day
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/17/2014)... Valencell, a leader in performance biometric data sensor technology, ... such as Intel, Jabra, Atlas, and Scosche to develop ... products will be showcased at CES 2015, taking place ... "Our partners choose PerformTek biometrics, because ...
(Date:12/11/2014)... Markets , http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ... addition of the "Biometrics Market in India 2015-2019" ... major trend emerging in this market is the adoption ... than one characteristic of an individual for verification and ...
(Date:12/10/2014)...  Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center today announced plans for a ... for this $50 million capital project is part of a ... The medical education building will be located ... adjacent to 525@vine in Wake Forest Innovation Quarter. Construction will ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Valencell PerformTek Biometrics Power the Most Accurate Wearables at CES 2015 2Biometrics Market in India 2015-2019: Key Vendors are 3M Cogent, NEC, Safran and Suprema 2Wake Forest Baptist to Build New Medical Education Facility In Wake Forest Innovation Quarter 2Wake Forest Baptist to Build New Medical Education Facility In Wake Forest Innovation Quarter 3Wake Forest Baptist to Build New Medical Education Facility In Wake Forest Innovation Quarter 4
... oyster native to the West Coast could face a double ... research from the University of California, Davis, Bodega Marine Laboratory. ... Proceedings of the Royal Society B . Invasive snails ... snails were raised under ocean conditions forecast for the end ...
... Minn. , Jan. 15, 2014 MedNet Solutions ... study management systems, is pleased to announce that the latest ... released to the iMedNet user community.  iMedNet ... eClinical platform ideally suited to Sponsors and CROs wanting to ...
... news release is available in German . ... economists and politicians usually call a win-win situation: a relationship between ... acacia plants and the ants that live on them is an ... of food bodies and nectar as well as hollow thorns which ...
Cached Biology News:Acidification, predators pose double threat to oysters 2MedNet Solutions Announces Latest Release Of Its Innovative iMedNet EDC eClinical Solution 2Ants protect acacia plants against pathogens 2Ants protect acacia plants against pathogens 3
(Date:1/22/2015)... / Rootstown, OH (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... platform, announced today that it has received AOAC-PTM Certifications for ... O1O3, O111, O121, and O145; collectively referred to as STEC ... O157, at 1 colony forming unit (cfu) per 325 g ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 zFlo Motion ... pleased to announce an exciting product from a new partner. ... analysis solutions over the past 15 years, with offerings in ... recently, their 3D IMU system (inertial measurement unit), iSen, is ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Controlled Substance Compliance Services (CSCS), a ... check the legal requirements around using controlled substances in ... , As their international operations expand and become increasingly ... built as a result of the first phase of ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Denville, NJ (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... shearing technologies such as the Bioruptor® and complete ... semi-automation system for chromatin immunoprecipitation, alleviating the need ... reagents and controls needed for ChIP of histones ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Crystal Diagnostics Awarded AOAC-PTM Accreditation for the Rapid Detection of “Big 6” E.coli Food Pathogens 23D Motion Capture Just Got Easy 2Global Compliance Service for Controlled Substances to Expand to China 2Diagenode Launches Unique Semi-Automated Solution for Chromatin Immunoprecipitation 2
... 2 Randomized Study Under Consideration, ROCKVILLE, Md., ... a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing,therapeutics for the treatment ... has met the primary endpoint for the efficacy ... MKC-1 in combination with pemetrexed,(Alimta(R)) in non-small cell ...
... NANJING, China, Nov. 10 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Simcere Pharmaceutical,Group ... supplier of branded generic,pharmaceuticals and innovative anti-cancer pharmaceuticals ... participation in the Morgan,Stanley 7th Annual Asia Pacific ... Mandarin Oriental Singapore on November 11-13, 2008., ...
... Partners will provide partnership for identifying expansion and investment opportunities. ... ... (PRWEB) November 10, 2008 -- World Trade Center Dulles Airport ... seeking to access global markets, today announced its business launch ...
Cached Biology Technology:EntreMed's MKC-1 Meets Primary Efficacy Endpoint in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Clinical Trial 2EntreMed's MKC-1 Meets Primary Efficacy Endpoint in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Clinical Trial 3Simcere Pharmaceutical Group to Participate in Morgan Stanley Seventh Annual Asia Pacific Summit 2008 2Former NASDAQ International President Among Execs Launching Firm to Access Global Markets 2Former NASDAQ International President Among Execs Launching Firm to Access Global Markets 3
Biotin d anti-mouse Tim-1...
Mouse monoclonal [MLM544] to cardiac Myosin light chain 1 ( Abpromise for all tested applications). entrezGeneID: 4634 SwissProtID: P08590...
Anti-20S proteasome subunits alpha 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 & 7, clone MCP231 Immunogen: Dinitrophenylated proteasomes Molecular Weight: 29 and 32 kDa....
Anti-ADP-Ribosylation Factor 1, clone 3F1 Immunogen: Synthetic peptide corresponding to the C-terminal amino acid sequence of human ARF1. Available Date: 38495...
Biology Products: