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  • February 22, 2016 Sarah McGowan-Freije

    Polydextrose Dietary Fiber May Reduce Calorie Intake

    A recent study suggests that consuming polydextrose dietary fiber may reduce calorie consumption by up to 15%. For their analysis, researchers from DuPont Nutrition & Health and the University of Oxford examined data from seven studies. In all of the...

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  • February 11, 2016 Sarah McGowan-Freije

    Eating More Fiber May Help Improve Lung Function

    Widespread research has shown that a diet rich in fiber may protect against diabetes and heart disease. Now a new study suggests that a fiber-rich diet may help improve lung function. The researchers examined data from the National Health and...

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  • February 1, 2016 Emma McGowan

    Pea Fiber May Help With Weight Loss

    Anyone who has ever tried to lose weight knows that it’s not easy to do — and that even the little things can help. A recent study suggests that adding pea fiber to your diet may have a small but...

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  • January 27, 2016 Sarah McGowan-Freije

    Soluble Dietary Fiber Chitosan May Help With Weight Loss

    Chitosan is a soluble dietary fiber that reduces fat absorption. A recent study suggests that taking supplements of chitosan derived from fungus may help lower body weight and BMI in overweight people. 96 overweight and obese people took part in...

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  • September 13, 2015 Sarah McGowan-Freije

    Increased Fiber Intake May Help Lower Blood Pressure

    High blood pressure can lead to cardiovascular issues and is often treated with prescription medicine that can cause adverse side effects. A recent study suggests that eating more fiber-rich foods may help lower blood pressure. Participants in the study included...

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  • June 9, 2015 Sarah McGowan-Freije

    High Fiber Intake Associated With Lower Risk of Diabetes

    Previous studies have shown that fiber may help control blood sugar and lower LDL cholesterol. Now a recent study suggests that higher dietary fiber intake may be associated with a lower risk of developing diabetes.For their study, researchers examined data...

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  • April 27, 2015 Sarah McGowan-Freije

    Fibersol-2 Soluble Fiber May Increase Satiety, Lower Hunger

    Soluble fiber attracts water and turns to gel during digestion, which slows digestion. A recent study suggests that drinking soluble fiber in tea while eating a meal may increase satiety hormones and lower hunger in healthy men and women. Participants...

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  • December 25, 2014 Emma McGowan

    New Dietary Fiber Ingredient May Increase Feelings of Fullness

    Keeping off weight can be especially hard during the holiday season. A recent study suggests that taking an inulin-propionate ester (IPE) dietary fiber ingredient may increase levels of appetite-reducing hormones as well as feelings of satiety or fullness. Participants in...

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