Can a Fibre-rich Diet Help Control Diabetes?

A high-veg diet can help treat type 2 diabetes – and it seems to do this by altering gut bacteria. Liping Zhao at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China and his colleagues compared the effects of two diets in people with type 2 diabetes. Over 12 weeks 16 people followed a low-fat, low-carb diet; and 27 people ate a… Read More

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Protein Meals: Beans versus Meat

“A study found that protein-rich meals based on beans sated people faster than meat. They also ate 12% fewer calories at their next meal.” (REPS UK, 2017, p.7). Reference REPS UK (2017) Beasts v Beans! Fitness Matters: Official Magazine of REPS UK. Issue, Spring 2017. Leeds: Coachwise Limited.

Some Fibre Each Day Keeps Your Nut Allergy Away, Well Possibly

New research by Tan and colleagues suggests that a high fibre diet could prevent nut allergies in humans. It is important to note that Tan and colleagues’ research was conducted on mice, which doesn’t always crossover well to humans. Mice specifically bred to have this allergy were less likely to experience anaphylactic shock from peanuts… Read More

Dietary Fibre Intake & Mortality among Survivors of Myocardial Infarction

Research Paper Title Dietary Fiber Intake and Mortality among Survivors of Myocardial Infarction: Prospective Cohort Study. Study Question What are the associations of dietary fibre post-myocardial infarction (MI) and changes of dietary fibre from before to after MI with all cause and cardiovascular mortality? Summary Answer In this prospective study of dietary fibre intake after… Read More