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Dietary intervention targeting increased fiber consumption for metabolic syndrome
Preventive and Behavioral Medicine Publications and Presentations
  • Philip A. Merriam, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Gioia Persuitte, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Barbara C. Olendzki, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Kristin L. Schneider, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Sherry L. Pagoto, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Judith L. Palken, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Ira S. Ockene, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Yunsheng Ma, University of Massachusetts Medical School
UMMS Affiliation
Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine; Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Date
5-1-2012
Document Type
Article
Subjects
Dietary Fiber; Humans; Metabolic Syndrome X; Nutritional Sciences; Patient Education as Topic; Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
Abstract
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.
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Citation: J Acad Nutr Diet. 2012 May;112(5):621-3. Epub 2012 Apr 25. Link to article on publisher's site

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Link to Article in PubMed
PubMed ID
22709766
Citation Information
Philip A. Merriam, Gioia Persuitte, Barbara C. Olendzki, Kristin L. Schneider, et al.. "Dietary intervention targeting increased fiber consumption for metabolic syndrome" Vol. 112 Iss. 5 (2012) ISSN: 2212-2672 (Print)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sherry_pagoto/63/