dietary fiber

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dietary fiber

[¦dī·ə‚ter·ē ′fī·bər]
(food engineering)
The plant-cell-wall polysaccharides and lignin in a food or food ingredient that are not broken down by the digestive enzymes of animals and humans.
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The researchers found that increased soluble fiber intake was associated with a decreased rate of accumulated visceral fat, but not subcutaneous fat.
Consuming foods rich in viscous soluble fiber reduces low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) blood levels 10% to 15% with expected reduction in CVD events by 10% to 15% (A).
Moreover, studies have shown that consumption of soluble fiber may reduce the risk of heart disease.
National Starch Food Innovation and Roquette Freres announced recently that the parties signed a distribution agreement appointing National Starch as the exclusive distributor of the Nutriose[R] soluble fiber product line in food and beverage segments in the U.
Based largely on studies of oatmeal, in 1997 the Food and Drug Administration approved a health claim that the soluble fiber in oats can help lower cholesterol.
The finding, from the Women's Health Study, suggests that diets characterized by a high intake of soluble fiber and a low glycemic index appear to reduce inflammation, and therefore might reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.
Psyllium is a '10' in terms of soluble fiber for cholesterol reduction, while oat bran is an '8' and certainly an excellent choice, as is Cheerios.
Soluble fiber may also have a second mechanism of action.
She and a recently retired colleague, Judith Hallfrisch, conducted several studies to see whether eating a diet high in soluble fiber promotes glucose or hormone changes that result in reduced insulin resistance.
Kellogg says Ensemble is the first line of foods containing natural soluble fiber from psyllium husk or whole oats.

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