satiety quotient

See also: satiety index

The satiety quotient is calculated by dividing the difference between the subjective ratings of motivation to eat before and after a meal by the ingested energy intake during the eating episode. Introduced in 1997¹. Symbol, SQ.

“Evidence of the usefulness of both SI and SQ for quantifying satiety and their reproducibility are considered insufficient to be used for health claim substantiation.”²

1. S. M. Green, H. J. Delargy, D Joanes and J. E Blundell.
A Satiety Quotient: A Formulation to Assess the Satiating Effect of Food.
Appetite, vol 29, no. 3, pages 291–304 (December 1997).

2. Health Canada.
Draft Guidance Document - Satiety Health Claims on Food.
September 2012.
Retrieved 14 December 2015.

for further reading

Vicky Drapeau, Neil King, Marion Hetherington, Eric Doucet, John Blundell and Angelo Tremblay.
Appetite sensations and satiety quotient: Predictors of energy intake and weight loss.
Appetite, vol 48, no. 2, , pages 159–166 (March 2007).

E. P. Merrill, F. M. Kramer, A. Cardello and H. Schutz.
A comparison of satiety measures.
Appetite, vol 39, no. 2, pages 181–183 (October 2002).

C. de Graaf, W. A. Blom, P. A. Smeets,  A. Stafleu and H. F. Hendriks.
Biomarkers of satiation and satiety.
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vol 79, pages 946–961 (2004).

Discusses the difficulties inherent in measuring a phenomenon like satiety.


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