Dietary intervention targeting increased fiber consumption for metabolic syndrome
Citation: J Acad Nutr Diet. 2012 May;112(5):621-3. Epub 2012 Apr 25. Link to article on publisher's site
Metabolic Syndrome is highly prevalanet in the United States and is a harbinger of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. With the staggering rise in diet-related chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, simple and effective dietary intervention strategies are needed. National dietary recommendations are ever-changing and complex, which can be overwhelming and confusing for individuals who are trying to prevent or manage a chronic condition. Some evidence suggests that healthy changes in one area of diet are associated with healthy changes in other untargeted areas of diet. There is an opportunity to bridge a dietetics research gap by testing a simple dietary message focusing on fiber intake to improve risk factors for metabolic syndrome.
Philip A. Merriam, Gioia Persuitte, Barbara C. Olendzki, Kristin L. Schneider, Sherry L. Pagoto, Judith L. Palken, Ira S. Ockene, and Yunsheng Ma. "Dietary intervention targeting increased fiber consumption for metabolic syndrome" Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 112.5 (2012).
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