The Health Benefits of Fiber

W. Steven Pray, PhD, DPh

Disclosures

US Pharmacist. 2006;31(6):20-28. 

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Fiber and the Glycemic Index

Fiber is especially beneficial in patients with diabetes. Investigators administered 5.1 g of psyllium as a meal supplement to patients with type 2 diabetes, finding that it reduced the postprandial glucose and insulin concentrations.[25] They concluded that psyllium was safe, well tolerated, and improved glycemic control.

The Imortance of Fiber in Your Daily Diet

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