Cardiology

A gut check for heart failure patients

Heart failure patients who consume more dietary fibre tend to have healthier gut bacteria, which is associated with reduced risk of death or need of a heart transplant. The fibre study was presented today at Heart Failure ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Research uncovers link between dietary fiber and lung disease

Dietary fibre may be a new tool in the prevention of progressive lung disease, thanks to the production of anti-inflammatory short chain fatty acids (SCFA), according to a new study by Australia's Priority Research Centre ...

Health

A low-gluten, high-fiber diet may be healthier than gluten-free

When healthy people eat a low-gluten and fibre-rich diet compared with a high-gluten diet, they experience less intestinal discomfort including less bloating. Researchers at University of Copenhagen show that this is due ...

Health

Foods rich in resistant starch may benefit health

A new comprehensive review examines the potential health benefits of resistant starch, a form of starch that is not digested in the small intestine and is therefore considered a type of dietary fibre. Some forms of resistant ...

Health

Bilberries to increase our dietary fiber intake

Bilberries—a unique part of the Nordic diet—could be utilised in higher amounts in food products to increase our dietary fibre intake. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd took an interest in bilberry press cake ...

Medical research

'Gut' bacteria may help put a kink in family obesity cycle

Obesity is a global epidemic and the evidence is clear: if a mother is obese or gains too much weight during pregnancy chances are the child will be at higher risk of being obese throughout its life.

Health

Persuading picky eaters toward better choices

Research has found pre-school children whose parents considered them to be 'picky eaters' ate less dietary fibre, and were 30 per cent more likely to be constipated than those who were 'never choosy'. The research, conducted ...

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