Soy peptides and weight management

Cristina Martínez-Villaluenga, Elvira González de Mejía

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


In this chapter, the authors relay available scientific information regarding the role of soy peptides or soy hydrolysates on weight management. Proposed mechanisms include (a) regulation of satiety and food intake; (b) decrease lipid absorption and modulation of lipid metabolism; (c) increased thermogenesis and energy expenditure; and (d) inhibition of adipogenesis. Although there is not enough clinical information to claim a clear benefit of soy peptides on obesity, there is evidence to suggest that some soy peptides may have a future as regulators of adiposity and satiety. These two properties may have an impact on weight management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWeight Control and Slimming Ingredients in Food Technology
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9780813819679
ISBN (Print)9780813813233
StatePublished - Dec 8 2009


  • Bioactive peptides
  • Black soy peptide (BSP) derived from black soybean
  • Food applications of soy peptides for weight control
  • Obesity, major contributor to burden of chronic disease and disability
  • Soy peptides - help weight control by suppressing food intake
  • Soy peptides - reducing adiposity by inhibiting lipid absorption
  • Soy peptides and inhibition of adipogenesis
  • Soy peptides and weight management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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