Effects of resistant starch on behaviour, satiety-related hormones and metabolites in growing pigs

C. Souza Da Silva, D. Haenen, S.J. Koopmans, G.J.E.J. Hooiveld, G. Bosch, J.E. Bolhuis, B. Kemp, M.R. Müller, W.J.J. Gerrits

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Resistant starch (RS) has been suggested to prolong satiety in adult pigs. The present study investigated RS-induced changes in behaviour, satiety-related hormones and metabolites in catheterized growing pigs to explore possible underlying mechanisms for RS-induced satiety. In a cross-over design with two 14-day periods, 10 pigs (initial BW: 58 kg) were assigned to two treatments comprising diets containing either 35% pregelatinized starch (PS) or 34% retrograded starch (RS). Diets were isoenergetic on gross energy. Pigs were fed at 2.8× maintenance. Postprandial plasma response of satiety-related hormones and metabolites was measured at the end of each period using frequent blood sampling. Faecal and urinary energy losses were measured at the end of each period. Behaviour was scored 24 h from video recordings using scan sampling. Energy digestibility and metabolizability were ~6% lower in RS compared with PS diet (P
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1402-1411
Issue number09
Publication statusPublished - 2014



  • chain fatty-acids
  • adult female pigs
  • nonstarch polysaccharides
  • appetite regulation
  • feeding motivation
  • serotonin content
  • dietary-fibers
  • food-intake
  • insulin
  • fermentation

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