Dietary intervention targeting increased fiber consumption for metabolic syndrome
Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine; Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Dietary Fiber; Humans; Metabolic Syndrome X; Nutritional Sciences; Patient Education as Topic; Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
Behavioral Disciplines and Activities | Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms | Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition | Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases | Preventative Medicine
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.