Mycoprotein

Being overweight or obese is a major problem in the world today and affects a large proportion of the population. Being overweight or obese increases the risk of a number of long-term diseases such as type II diabetes, heart disease and some cancers.

Our appetite (i.e. how hungry or full we feel) is the main regulator of when we eat, what we choose to eat and how much we eat. Throughout the day levels of gut hormones in the blood change, these hormones interact with the brain to signal how full or hungry we are and therefore have a major influence on our eating behaviour.

Appetite is a regulated system but can be influenced by a number of things. To fully understand appetite regulation there is a need to investigate which foods influence appetite and gut hormones in daily living.

All Quorn™ products contain mycoprotein. Mycoprotein is a nutritious member of the fungi family, as are mushrooms and truffles. Mycoprotein is a healthy, meat-free form of high quality protein and is also a good source of dietary fibre.

We are investigating the effect of eating various levels of mycoprotein on feelings of appetite and levels of gut hormones.

Mycoprotein