Dietary Fiber: Essential for a Healthy Diet

Eat more fiber. You've probably heard it before. But do you know why fiber is so good for your health?
Dietary fiber - found mainly in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes - is probably best known for its ability to prevent or relieve constipation. But foods containing fiber can provide other health benefits as well, such as helping to maintain a healthy weight and lowering your risk of diabetes and heart disease. 

Selecting tasty foods that provide fiber isn't difficult. Find out how much dietary fiber you need, the foods that contain it, and how to add them to meals and snacks. Read Full Article

New study indicates why children are likelier to develop food allergies

An estimated 15 million Americans suffer from food allergies, many of them children. These are non-trivial concerns, as food allergy or intolerance can cause symptoms ranging from a harmless skin rash to a potentially lethal anaphylactic shock. The good news is that many affected children outgrow their allergy. Read Full Article

Low cost, low risk procedure aids weight loss

A recent paper, ‘Banded Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass for the Treatment of Morbid Obesity’, published in Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases (SOARD), concluded that the banded bypass procedure is safe and may provide better weight loss in super-obese patients.  Read Full Article

Diabetes Self-Management – Oral Insulin Study for Those at Risk of Type 1

Do you have Type 1 diabetes? If so, your relatives may be interested in an actively recruiting TrialNet study that is testing whether oral insulin can prevent or delay the development of Type 1 in people who are at increased risk of the condition. Read Full Article
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