Effects of Dietary Fiber on Carbohydrate Metabolism
Dietary fiber influences carbohydrate metabolism through a number of direct and indirect mechanisms. The chemical diversity of plant fiber and the paucity of good clinical data preclude a precise estimate of the significance of fiber in the treatment of disordered glucose metabolism. Recent studies, which are discussed below, do suggest that under certain conditions, dietary fiber has an important modulating effect on the glucose absorption rate and attendant hormonal responses.
KeywordsWheat Bran Gastric Inhibitory Polypeptide Bulking Agent Cereal Fiber Postprandial Glycemia
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