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Curr Diab Rep. 2009 Oct;9(5):405-11.

Fiber facts: benefits and recommendations for individuals with type 2 diabetes.

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Clinical Nutrition and Risk Factor Modification Centre, St. Michael's Hospital, 70 Richmond Street East, Suite 100, Toronto, ON, M5C 1N8, Canada.


In randomized controlled trials, viscous soluble fibers have demonstrated acute and long-term metabolic improvements in type 2 diabetes, such as reductions in hemoglobin A1c, fasting and post-prandial glycemia, insulinemia, and cardiovascular risk factors. In addition, they may be helpful in weight control through promoting feelings of fullness. Increasing consumption of foods containing fiber or use of fiber supplements could play an important role in managing diabetes with positive outcomes on vascular complications and reduced cardio-vascular disease risk.

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