Dietary intervention targeting increased fiber consumption for metabolic syndromePreventive and Behavioral Medicine Publications and Presentations
UMMS AffiliationDepartment of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine; Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
SubjectsDietary Fiber; Humans; Metabolic Syndrome X; Nutritional Sciences; Patient Education as Topic; Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
AbstractMetabolic 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 InformationPhilip 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)
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