A new study suggests that having a fiber-rich diet can provide protection against diabetes and obesity.
A research team at the French National Centre for Scientific Research examined the glucose-producing capabilities of the intestine, which breaks down glucose and releases it overnight and after meals, in mice. Some mice were fed diets with fermentable fiber supplements, while others were fed a control diet.
They found that mice that were given diets high in fermentable fiber had an increased glucose production gained less weight and had lower rates of diabetes, even compared to those who had the same diet except for a lower intake of fiber.
The researchers noted that the fermentable fibers protected against obesity and diabetes and added that the findings could lead to new prevention approaches — and even treatment — of obesity and diabetes.
by RTT Staff Writer
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