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Are All Fats Really the Same for Stopping Hunger Pangs?

A new study finds that it does not matter what form fat is consumed in -- saturated, mono- or poly-unsaturated; all of them perform poorly when it comes to producing a feeling of fullness.

Previous studies have suggested that polyunsaturated fats may be more effective at suppressing appetite, but the study found no difference.

Food Navigator reports:

“Satiety has been called the 'Holy Grail of nutrition' and is seen as a key target in the battle against obesity ... Foods marketed for satiety enhance feelings of fullness after eating, acting as a boost to a person's will-power and helping them avoid a reversion to old habits in a bid to stave off hunger pangs, or 'grazing' in between meals.”

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