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Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2007 Jun;76(3):335-40. Epub 2006 Oct 4.

Effect of a viscous fiber-containing nutrition bar on satiety of patients with type 2 diabetes.

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  • 1Ross Products Division, Abbott Laboratories, Columbus, OH 43215-1724, USA.


To assess the satiety-promoting effect of a novel viscous fiber-containing nutrition bar, overweight and obese adult subjects with type 2 diabetes (n=99) were randomized into a double blind, crossover study. They were fed a 300kcal lunch consisting of viscous fiber-containing nutrition bars (VF) or commercial nutrition control bars designed for people with diabetes (CH). VF resulted in a 27.1% increase in fullness (p<0.05), a 15.8% decrease in prospective consumption (p<0.001), and a 14.2% decrease in hunger (p<0.001) in the 120-240min post-lunch areas under the curve (AUC) compared to CH, but no differences were observed for nausea or thirst (p>0.05). Similar results were noted for 0-300min AUC values. VF were associated with greater frequencies and intensities of abdominal distention (p<0.001) and flatulence (p<0.001), and greater frequency of stools (p<0.001) compared to CH, but there were no differences in mean or maximum (loosest) stool consistency (p>0.05). Overall, these results suggest that VF could be a useful tool in weight management of type 2 diabetes.

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