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  • June 22, 2016 Emma McGowan

    Psyllium Soluble Fiber Linked With Longer Periods of Satiety

    Satiety is the feeling of fullness after eating. Two recent studies suggest that taking psyllium, a soluble, gel-forming, non-fermented fiber supplement, may improve satiety and help people feel full for longer periods of time. Participants in the first study included...

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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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  • 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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  • December 4, 2013 Emma McGowan

    Dietary Fiber Linked to Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

    A recent study found that low dietary intake increases the risk of cardiovascular disease by increasing the prevalence of cardiometabolic risks such as metabolic syndrome, chronic inflammation and obesity. Participants in the study included 23,168 people who participated in the...

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