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Diet control sandwiches

A Scottish-Government funded research institute has helped create a new diet range that is said to help 'control hunger'.

The Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health in Aberdeen has been working with retailer M&S to develop the 'Simply Fuller Longer' range of products.

Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Richard Lochhead.

"Our research institutes are world-renowned for the quality of their work and this is another feather in the cap for the Rowett. Their cutting-edge work on nutrition, funded by the Scottish Government's £10 million-a-year grant, will make a major contribution to one of our key objectives - to make Scotland a healthier place."

Dr Alexandra Johnstone from the Rowett Insitute said:

"My published studies have indicated that meals rich in protein help to satisfy volunteers' appetites to allow them to lose weight and not feel hungry. These new meals are based on this principle and therefore should help to satisfy hunger.

"This is an exciting collaboration between Marks & Spencer and the University of Aberdeen Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health that brings together the scientific understanding and knowledge of academia with the design of new food choices by the food industry to provide a new range of calorie-counted options."

The University of Aberdeen Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health has a reputation for nutrition related research across the world. The Institute's research programmes chiefly focus on diet and health, with major research interests in gut health, cancer, vascular disease and obesity and metabolic health. The aim of the research is to provide a sound basis for improved dietary advice to consumers and also to provide science which can be translated into ways to improve the healthiness of primary and secondary food products for the benefit of both the rural and food industry sectors in Scotland and the UK and so make a significant contribution to Scotland's Food and Drink Policy.

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