Title

Dietary intervention targeting increased fiber consumption for metabolic syndrome

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine; Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Date

5-2012

Document Type

Article

Subjects

Dietary Fiber; Humans; Metabolic Syndrome X; Nutritional Sciences; Patient Education as Topic; Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic

Disciplines

Behavioral Disciplines and Activities | Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms | Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition | Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases | Preventive Medicine

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.

Comments

Citation: J Acad Nutr Diet. 2012 May;112(5):621-3. Epub 2012 Apr 25. Link to article on publisher's site

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

22709766