Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. College females who supplemented with a prebiotic fiber such as inulin-type fructans, for seven days experienced significant reduction in appetite, hunger, satiety, and energy consumption and had no weight gain compared to the control group. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. This 2016 review found that 4 weeks of daily supplementation with 6.7 grams of barley beta-glucan significantly reduced both LDL cholesterol and non-LDL cholesterol in participating subjects. Apolioprotein B was also reduced but not significantly.
Written by Jessica Patella, ND. Those with the highest intake of high glycemic index foods had a 65% risk of dying while those on diets of high fiber breads and cereals or high fiber fruits had a 64% and 81% increased likelihood of aging successfully.
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. Increasing total fiber intake by 6.8 grams per 1000 calories decreased systemic blood pressure by 1.69 mmHg while insoluble fiber of 4.6 grams per 1000 calories decreased blood pressure by 1.81 mmHg. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. In a review that included 17 researches with 982, 411 total subjects, those with the highest fiber intakes had an 18% lower risk of death than those with the lower fiber intake. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. Those who supplemented with 500 mg of cactus fiber for 45 days had 3.5 times more fecal fat excretion than those in the placebo group. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. Study finds that women consuming 28.4 grams of fiber per day had a 33% reduced risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. Beta-glucan, a soluble fiber from barley helped lower total cholesterol levels by as much as 5.4 mg/dL. (more…)
Written by Marcia J. Egles, MD. Study shows how switching to a high-fiber low-fat diet typical of rural Africans reduced gut inflammation and improved fiber digestion and risk markers for colon cancer in participating African Americans. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. In a review of 17 studies, research shows that consumption of 7 grams of fiber per day can reduce the risk of cardiovascular and coronary heart disease by 9%. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. In a study with 48 healthy adults, consuming oatmeal caused a 62.5 % decreased desire to eat after 4 hours. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. This meta-analysis shows that supplementation with soluble fiber ranging from 3.5 to 15 grams per day significantly reduces fasting blood sugar by 9.97 mg/dl in patients with type 2 diabetes. (more…)
Written by Jessica Patella, ND. Average Americans do not get the recommended fiber per day. In research with 10,473 participants, those with the lowest fiber intakes had a 36.4% greater incidence of obesity and 34.7% greater incidence of metabolic syndrome- risk factors of cardiovascular problems. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. In a study of 264 healthy women, those with the highest intake of soluble fiber had a 48% reduced risk of having insulin resistance. (more…)
Written by Jessica Patella, ND. In this review study, greater intakes of fiber were associated with a reduced risk of stroke. Furthermore, an increase of 7 grams per day of dietary fiber was associated with a 7% reduction in stroke. (more…)