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'Super-spaghetti' with heart-healthy label now possible
Consumers could soon see packages of pasta labeled 'good source of dietary fiber' and 'may reduce the risk of heart disease' thanks to the development of a new genre of pasta made with barley -- a grain famous for giving beer its characteristic strength and flavor. The report appears in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. (2011-09-14)

Grain fiber and magnesium intake associated with lower risk for diabetes
Higher dietary intake of fiber from grains and cereals and of magnesium may each be associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a report and meta-analysis in the May 14 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2007-05-14)

Wasted food means wasted nutrients
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for a Livable Future calculated the nutritional value of food wasted in the US at the retail and consumer levels, shining a light on just how much protein, fiber and other important nutrients end up in the landfill in a single year. (2017-05-15)

Individuals vary greatly in their ability to absorb calcium
The amount of calcium an individual consumes may have an impact on the development of such diseases as osteoporosis, hypertension and colon cancer. In a study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Wolf et al. examined the variations among individuals in their ability to absorb calcium. In particular, the amount of dietary fat consumed in relation to dietary fiber appeared to play an important role in determining the differences in calcium absorption. (2000-07-31)

Cancer survivors often have poor diets, which can affect their long-term health
While most cancer survivors in the United States are motivated to seek information about food choices and dietary changes to improve their health, a new study comparing their dietary patterns to federal guidelines indicates that they often fall short. (2015-10-13)

The CARDIA Study: Statement from Dr. Claude Lenfant, director, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
High fiber diets may protect against obesity and cardiovascular disease (CVD) in healthy young adults by lowering insulin levels. This is one of the findings of an analysis of particpants in the CARDIA Study (Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults), sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. (1999-10-25)

Wasted nutrients: The result of widespread food waste
Food waste in America is estimated that around 1,217 calories per person per day are squandered. A new study looks beyond the caloric value of food waste and focuses on the nutritional value of the food we throw away. Investigators found that discarded food contains large amounts of key nutrients like vitamin D, fiber, and potassium that could help people get the food they need to meet their daily recommended intake. (2017-05-15)

High fiber diet associated with reduced CV risk in hypertension, type 2 diabetes patients
Patients with hypertension and Type 2 diabetes who consume a high fiber diet had improvement in their blood pressure, cholesterol and fasting glucose, according to a study presented at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Middle East Conference 2019 together with the 10th Emirates Cardiac Society Congress. The conference is Oct. 3-5 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (2019-10-03)

Finding ways to feed pigs for less
Results of a preliminary experiment conducted at the University of Illinois indicate that it may be possible to select pigs that can make efficient use of energy in less expensive feed ingredients, thus reducing diet costs. (2012-06-07)

Fiber supplements may lower cardiovascular risk in type 2 diabetics
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Frozen fruits and vegetables help Americans achieve nutrition goals
New research presented today via poster presentation at the 2017 Experimental Biology meeting shows consumers who eat frozen fruits and vegetables eat more fruits and vegetables overall. In fact, consumers of frozen fruits and vegetables also have significantly greater intakes of key nutrients, such as potassium, fiber and calcium. (2017-04-24)

Dietary fiber protects against obesity and metabolic syndrome, study finds
Consumption of dietary fiber can prevent obesity, metabolic syndrome and adverse changes in the intestine by promoting growth of 'good' bacteria in the colon, according to a study led by Georgia State University. (2018-01-22)

New data show that women of childbearing age need more vegetables, white potatoes
A new study presented today by the Alliance for Potato Research and Education at Experimental Biology 2015 confirms that vegetable consumption is very low among women of childbearing age, and that the nutrient-rich white potato is an important vegetable to this population's diet, particularly among subgroups with the lowest intake. (2015-03-30)

High fiber diet prevents prostate cancer progression
The rate of prostate cancer occurrence in Asian cultures is similar to the rate in Western cultures, but in the West, prostate cancer tends to progress, whereas in Asian cultures it does not. Why? A University of Colorado Cancer Center study published in the January 2013 issue of the journal Cancer Prevention Research shows that the answer may be a high-fiber diet. (2013-01-09)

Light-weight auto parts goal of $1.8 million Virginia Tech / Clemson project
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is funding a $1.8 million project at Virginia Tech and Clemson University aimed at the development of low-cost carbon fiber for use in making light- weight automotive parts. (2000-02-03)

UToledo research finds link between refined dietary fiber, gut bacteria and liver cancer
Adding refined soluble fiber to processed foods could present a health risk for certain people, researchers say in newly published study. (2018-10-18)

Mangos help promote gut health
Eating mangos found to be more effective in relieving constipation and reducing intestinal inflammation than comparable amount of fiber. (2018-06-06)

Dietary fiber intake tied to successful aging, research reveals
Most people know that a diet high in fiber helps to keep us 'regular.' Now Australian researchers have uncovered a surprising benefit of this often-undervalued dietary component. (2016-06-01)

Promoting poultry health through diet
Developing strategies to increase the amount of saleable product while reducing dietary inputs is a priority for animal scientists. University of Illinois researchers have been looking at how dietary components affect gut health and disease resistance in chickens. (2013-02-25)

Eating eggs may protect against breast cancer
Women who used to eat more eggs during their high school years may be less likely to develop breast cancer. New research from Harvard, published in Breast Cancer Research, found that higher levels of egg consumption during adolescence are associated with a decreased risk of breast cancer. Eating dietary fiber and vegetable fat was also attributed to a reduced risk of developing the disease whilst butter appeared to increase the risk. (2003-02-21)

New research underscores the health benefits of fibers, including bone health
New research commissioned by Tate & Lyle and presented at the 2012 Experimental Biology conference in San Diego adds to the body of emerging research on fibers, including additional support for the role of soluble corn fiber in bone health. (2012-04-23)

Dietary fiber alters gut bacteria, supports gastrointestinal health
A University of Illinois study shows that dietary fiber promotes a shift in the gut toward different types of beneficial bacteria. (2012-06-27)

Study of low-fat, high-fiber diet finds no effect on PSA levels in men over a four-year period
A low-fat, high-fiber diet heavy in fruits and vegetables has no impact on PSA levels in men over a four-year period, and does not affect the incidence of prostate cancer, according to a study by researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the National Cancer Institute, and seven other centers. (2002-08-29)

Fiber consumption linked to lower breast cancer risk
Consuming a diet high in fiber was linked with a reduced incidence of breast cancer in an analysis of all relevant prospective studies. The findings are published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society (ACS). (2020-04-06)

Childhood exposure to second-hand smoke has long-lasting effects: Fruit fiber may help
A new study finds early life exposure to second-hand smoke can produce life-long respiratory problems. The study of 35,000 adult non-smokers in Singapore found that those who lived with a smoker during childhood had more respiratory problems, including chronic cough. Study participants who reported eating more fruit and soy fiber as adults seemed to be protected against some of the negative health effects often associated with early tobacco exposure. (2005-08-30)

New study finds plant protein, fiber, nuts lower cholesterol, improve blood pressure
A new meta-analysis finds that a diet that includes plant protein, fiber, nuts, and plant sterols lowers cholesterol and improves other markers for heart health. (2018-06-04)

Highlights of the February Journal of the American Dietetic Association
The February 2005 issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association contains articles and research studies you may find of interest. Below is a summary of some of this month's articles. For more information or to receive a faxed copy of a Journal article, e-mail (2005-01-28)

With high fiber diets, more protein may mean more bloating
People who eat high fiber diets are more likely to experience bloating if their high fiber diet is protein-rich as compared to carbohydrate-rich, according to a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. (2020-01-27)

Researchers implement entanglement swapping with independent sources over 100km optical fiber
A group of scientists led by Prof. ZHANG Qiang and PAN Jianwei from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) have successfully demonstrated entanglement swapping with two independent sources 12.5 km apart using 103 km optical fiber. (2017-10-11)

Adding refined fiber to processed food could have negative health effects, study finds
Adding highly refined fiber to processed foods could have negative effects on human health, such as promoting liver cancer, according to a new study by researchers at Georgia State University and the University of Toledo. (2018-10-19)

Mice fed more fiber have less severe food allergies
The development of food allergies in mice can be linked to what their gut bacteria are being fed, reports a study in Cell Reports. Rodents that received a diet with average calories, sugar, and fiber content had more severe peanut allergies than those that received a high-fiber diet. The researchers show that gut bacteria release a specific fatty acid in response to fiber intake, which eventually impacts allergic responses via changes to the immune system. (2016-06-21)

APS tip sheet: Untangling neurons with scattered light
New analysis examines light scattering properties in brain tissue to better understand the three-dimensional structure of nerve fibers. (2020-03-30)

How fiber prevents diabetes and obesity
Scientists have known for the past 20 years that a fiber-rich diet protects the organism against obesity and diabetes but the mechanisms involved have so far eluded them. A French-Swedish team including researchers from CNRS, Inserm and the Universite Claude Bernard Lyon 1 has succeeded in elucidating this mechanism, which involves the intestinal flora and the ability of the intestine to produce glucose between meals. (2014-01-15)

Common Carbohydrates May Prove To Be Substitute For Dietary Fiber
It may be possible to get the disease-fighting benefits of bran -- without having to eat bowlsful of the stuff -- by switching to smaller amounts of certain fruits and vegetables, says a University of Illinois scientists (1997-04-03)

Higher dietary fiber intake in young women may reduce breast cancer risk
Boston, MA - Women who eat more high-fiber foods during adolescence and young adulthood--especially lots of fruits and vegetables--may have significantly lower breast cancer risk than those who eat less dietary fiber when young, according to a new large-scale study led by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. (2016-02-01)

How dietary fiber helps the intestines maintain health
UC Davis Health researchers have discovered how by-products of the digestion of dietary fiber by gut microbes act as the right fuel to help intestinal cells maintain gut health. (2017-08-10)

Researchers alter mouse gut microbiomes by feeding good bacteria their preferred fibers
Humans choose food based on the way it looks, smells, and tastes. But the microbes in our guts use a different classification system -- one that is based on the molecular components that make up different fibers. In a study published Sept. 19, 2019 in the journal Cell, investigators found particular components of dietary fiber that encourage growth and metabolic action of beneficial microbes in the mouse gut. (2019-09-19)

Dietary carbohydrates could lead to osteoarthritis, new study finds
In a study led by Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation scientist Tim Griffin, Ph.D., researchers found that the carbohydrate composition of diets increased the risk of osteoarthritis in laboratory mice -- even when the animals didn't differ in weight. (2018-08-09)

Smoother signals sent through optical fibers
Researchers have figured out a way to pump more light farther along an optical fiber, offering engineers a potential solution to the so-called 'capacity crunch' that threatens to limit bandwidth on the Web. (2015-06-25)

Pelleting and extrusion increase digestible and metabolizable energy in diets for pigs
Scientists at the University of Illinois using co-products from the ethanol and human food industries are helping shed light on ways processing high-fiber animal feed ingredients can enhance pigs' utilization of the nutrients and energy they contain. The co-products from these industries typically contain more fiber than the standard corn-soybean meal diet. (2016-07-06)

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