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 | Preventive 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.
DOI of Published Version
J Acad Nutr Diet. 2012 May;112(5):621-3. Epub 2012 Apr 25. Link to article on publisher's site
Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Merriam PA, Persuitte G, Olendzki BC, Schneider KL, Pagoto SL, Palken JL, Ockene IS, Ma Y.. (2012). Dietary intervention targeting increased fiber consumption for metabolic syndrome. Preventive and Behavioral Medicine Publications.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jand.2012.01.024. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/prevbeh_pp/224