Today's WSJ has a cover story entitled "Slow to Spot Atkins, Food Firms Hunt for the Next Big Diet Fad". The article says that this time, food firms are trying to figure out for themselves what kind of diet food could help. The conclusion is that food which slows gastric emptying could be a good idea. Glad they've figured out what Byetta and Symlin users already know. This probably helps us at least a little bit because it provides increased awareness of one part of the mechanism used by Byetta and Symlin to cause weight loss.
Expert could that have something to do with the different protiens and peptides or whatever we aquired last week. Many speculated the company had different motives.Are any of these compounds something that in 10 years could be a food additive or is that completely of base??? TIA
Expt may be busy with the new grandkid, so I'll interject and mention that all proteins and peptides are rapidly decomposed in the stomach, rendering them useless. It is possible to create a protective coat that would release the active peptide in the gut, where it can be absorbed and potentially have an effect. However, you'd then be getting away from a pure food additive, IMO. And, although the law is currently being pushed to the limits with regard to food supplements/nutraceuticals, if a manufacturer sells something that is intended to treat a disease, then they have to go through the FDA process. They can't just add the stuff to cereal and say two bowls a day will cure diabetes.