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Study strengthens link between low dietary fiber intake and increased cardiovascular risk
A new study published in the December issue of The American Journal of Medicine shows a significant association between low dietary fiber intake and cardiometabolic risks including metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular inflammation, and obesity. Surveillance data from 23,168 subjects in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999-2010 was used to examine the role dietary fiber plays in heart health. (2013-10-18)

High-than-average fiber consumption does not affect results of wheat bran fiber trial
The higher-than-average amount of dietary fiber consumed by participants in the Wheat Bran Fiber (WBF) trial even before they began taking fiber supplements did not account for the results of the trial, which found that fiber intake does not affect the recurrence rate of polyps in the colon. This new analysis appears in the November 6 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. (2002-11-05)

New forms of dietary fiber to boost health
High-fiber foods are on the way to becoming tastier and more appealing to consumers thanks to new types of dietary fiber now under development. These consumer friendlier forms of fiber, which could be a boon to health, are the topic of an article in the current issue of Chemical & Engineering News, ACS' weekly news magazine. (2010-12-08)

Increase dietary fiber, decrease disease
We should all be eating more dietary fiber to improve our health -- that's the message from a health review by scientists in India. Writing in the International Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition and Public Health, the team offers fruit, vegetables, whole-grain foods, such as muesli and porridge, beans and pulses, as readily available foods rich in dietary fiber. (2012-01-11)

High intake of dietary fiber not associated with reduced risk of colorectal cancer
In an analysis combining data from 13 studies, high intake of dietary fiber was not associated with reduced risk of colorectal cancer, according to a study in the December 14 issue of JAMA. (2005-12-13)

Dietary fiber helps clump material in your gut
A new study in mice shows dietary fiber promotes the aggregation of gut particles. (2019-02-20)

High fiber intake reduces estrogen levels in Latina women, say Keck School of Medicine researchers
Researchers have shown that, in Mexican American women, higher intake of dietary fiber is associated with lower circulating estrogen levels. Because high estrogen levels have been linked to breast cancer, this finding could provide a significant step toward preventing breast cancer. (2004-10-18)

Pigs digest fiber efficiently even at high inclusion rates, study finds
The use of high-fiber feed ingredients in swine diets is on the rise due to their wide availability and relatively low cost. However, because pigs lack enzymes needed to digest dietary fiber, the energy available to pigs from these ingredients is less than lower-fiber ingredients. Researchers at the University of Illinois are helping to determine the contribution that high-fiber feed ingredients make to the energy content of swine diets. (2018-05-30)

American Heart Association media advisory: long-term intake of dietary fiber and decreased risk of coronary heart disease among women
A paper scheduled for publication in the June 2 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) says that eating a diet high in fiber, specifically cereal fiber, can help reduce a woman's risk of heart attack. (1999-06-01)

Legumes found to contain starch carrying a fiber-like punch
Legumes often fall far below popular grains and moisture- laden fruits and vegetables on the list of foods Americans eat to try to meet the American Dietetic Association- recommended 25 to 35 grams of dietary fiber per day. University of Illinois researchers, however, say many legumes (beans, lentils and peas) should be on more plates. (2001-02-01)

High fiber intake reduces estrogen levels in Latina women, according to researchers
Researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, the University of Hawaii in Honolulu, and the University of Helsinki in Finland have shown that, in Mexican American women, higher intake of dietary fiber is associated with lower circulating estrogen levels. Because high estrogen levels have been linked to breast cancer, this finding could provide a significant step toward preventing breast cancer. (2004-10-18)

Load up on fiber now, avoid heart disease later
A new study from Northwestern Medicine shows a high-fiber diet could be a critical heart-healthy lifestyle change young and middle-aged adults can make. (2011-03-22)

Preschoolers not getting enough fiber
A Penn State analysis of the diets of a nationally representative sample of U.S. preschoolers, ages 2 to 5, shows that more than three-quarters of the children are not getting enough fiber. (2005-01-28)

New data suggest potassium & dietary fiber intake among toddlers should be priority
Recommendations to increase the intake of potassium and dietary fiber among young children should be a priority for the 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, according to a new study by the Alliance for Potato Research and Education presented today at Experimental Biology 2014. (2014-04-29)

Fiber intake from fruits and cereals may reduce risk of coronary heart disease
Consumption of dietary fiber from fruits and cereals may lower the risk of coronary heart disease, according to an article in the February 23 issue of The Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2004-02-23)

UT Southwestern researchers recommend very high fiber diet for type II diabetics
A very high intake of dietary fiber, mostly from fruits and vegetables, lowers blood glucose levels in diabetics, a study by researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas shows. (2000-05-10)

High-fiber diet keeps people from chewing the fat
Adding two bowls of high-fiber cereal a day may be an easy way for Americans to reduce their fat intake, according to research presented at the American Heart Association dietary conference on fatty acids. (2000-06-04)

High-fiber diets, with aid from gut microbes, can help treat type 2 diabetes
Scientists have identified a 'guild' of gut bacteria that helped alleviate symptoms of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in patients eating a high-fiber diet. The authors say that promoting this exclusive microbial group via personalized nutrition may serve as a novel approach for maintaining the beneficial relationship between the body and its microbiome during T2DM. (2018-03-08)

Swine researchers seek answers to fiber's low digestibility
As interest grows in feeding distillers dried grains with solubles to growing pigs, many questions are being asked about the digestibility of this alternative feed option. (2010-09-08)

More fiber, but not necessarily less fat, good for teen diets
A diet high in fiber - but not necessarily one low in saturated fat or cholesterol - is tied to a lower risk of heart disease and type-2 diabetes in teenagers, according to new findings from Michigan State University. (2011-11-10)

Bifidobacterium or fiber protect against deterioration of the inner colonic mucus layer
If you are concerned about your health, you should also think about what your gut bacteria consume. Dietary fiber is a key source for their nutrition. Thus the quantity of fiber in your diet influences your weight, blood glucose level and sensitivty to insulin is well-established. The latest research from Sahlgrenska Academy shows that colonic health is also affected. (2018-01-02)

News from the October 2008 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
The October 2008 issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association contains articles and research studies you may find of interest. Below is a summary of one of this month's articles. (2008-09-26)

Link between dietary fiber and depression partially explained by gut-brain interactions
Fiber is a commonly recommended part of a healthy diet. That's because it's good for your health in so many ways--from weight management to reducing the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and some types of cancer. A new study also finds that it might be linked with a reduced risk of depression, especially in premenopausal women. Study results are published online in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). (2021-01-06)

The gut microbiota can influence the effectiveness of dietary treatments
Why a dietary treatment works for some but not others seems to depend on interactions between the gut microbiota and the diet. A new study, published in Cell Metabolism, shows that people with better control of blood sugar after eating barley kernel bread also have a different balance of microbes in the gut. (2015-11-10)

Dietary fiber reduces brain inflammation during aging
As mammals age, immune cells in the brain known as microglia become chronically inflamed. In this state, they produce chemicals known to impair cognitive and motor function. That's one explanation for why memory fades and other brain functions decline during old age. But, according to a new study from the University of Illinois, there may be a remedy to delay the inevitable: dietary fiber. (2018-09-13)

Adding citrus fiber to meatballs improves nutritional quality, does not affect taste
A research team at the University of Missouri is addressing the US fiber deficit by including citrus fiber in ground beef while retaining the quality and taste of the meat. (2013-10-15)

A high-fiber diet protects mice against the flu virus
Dietary fiber increases survival in influenza-infected mice by setting the immune system at a healthy level of responsiveness, according to a preclinical study published May 15 in the journal Immunity. A high-fiber diet blunts harmful, excessive immune responses in the lungs while boosting antiviral immunity by activating T cells. These dual benefits were mediated by changes in the composition of gut bacteria. (2018-05-15)

Fiber intake associated with reduced risk of death
Dietary fiber may be associated with a reduced risk of death from cardiovascular, infectious and respiratory diseases, as well as a reduced risk of death from any cause over a nine-year period, according to a report posted online today that will be published in the June 14 print issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2011-02-14)

High fiber, yogurt diet associated with lower lung cancer risk
A diet high in fiber and yogurt is associated with a reduced risk for lung cancer, according to a study by Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers published in JAMA Oncology. (2019-10-25)

Georgia State researcher gets $1.8 million to study gut bacteria and obesity-related diseases
Andrew Gewirtz, a professor in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University, has received a four-year, $1.8-million federal grant to study how changes in intestinal bacteria could lead to obesity and metabolic syndrome. (2016-08-08)

Diabetics on high-fiber diets might need extra calcium, report UT Southwestern researchers
The amount of calcium your body absorbs might depend, in part, on the amount of dietary fiber you consume. (2009-03-24)

Higher salt intake can cause gastrointestinal bloating
A study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that individuals reported more gastrointestinal bloating when they ate a diet high in salt. (2019-06-27)

Association of fiber and colorectal cancer risk differs depending on dietary assessment method
High dietary fiber intake was associated with a lower risk of colorectal cancer when researchers used data from food diaries but not when they used data obtained from food frequency questionnaires, according to a study published online April 20 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. (2010-04-20)

Increased fiber curbs appetite in women
Everyone knows that if you eat a plate of beans or a bowl of bran cereal, you're likely to get full pretty quickly. UC Davis nutrition researchers now have a better idea why. (2002-10-31)

Consumers should seek a variety of fiber sources to get the maximum health benefits
Consumers who get fiber from many sources -- both naturally occurring and added in manufacturing -- may benefit more than people who limit their intake to a single type, according to a July 12 symposium at IFT15: Where Science Feeds Innovation hosted by the Institute of Food Technologists in Chicago. (2015-07-14)

Dietary changes don't prevent recurrent polyps, eight-center study shows
The Polyp Prevention Trial, one of the largest studies aimed at preventing colon cancer by dietary change, came to an unexpected conclusion: (2000-04-19)

Fiber In Diet Not Enough; American Heart Association Calling For Higher Intake To Fight Heart Disease
Americans are getting about half as much fiber in the diet as they need, according to a new report from the American Heart Association that appears today in its journal Circulation. Eating enough fiber-rich foods is part of a diet to lower blood cholesterol and the risk of heart disease, says Linda Van Horn, Ph.D., R.D., author of the article. (1997-06-16)

Eating more fiber may lower risk of first-time stroke
Eating foods with more fiber was linked to a lower risk of first-time stroke. Every seven-gram increase in total dietary fiber was associated with a seven percent lower risk of first-time stroke. The results reinforce the importance of a diet that includes at least 25 grams of fiber daily. (2013-03-28)

Can more fiber restore microbiome diversity?
Scientists are pushing to restore human health in Western countries by changing our diet to restore the microbial species lost over the evolution of Western diet. In a Commentary published April 11 in Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism, researchers at the University of Alberta advocate for strategically increasing dietary fiber intake as one path forward in regaining microbial biodiversity. (2016-04-11)

Fiber-fermenting bacteria improve health of type 2 diabetes patients
The fight against type 2 diabetes may soon improve thanks to a pioneering high-fiber diet study led by a Rutgers University-New Brunswick professor. (2018-03-08)

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