The health benefits of dietary fiber: Beyond the usual suspects of type 2 diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease and color cancer
Metabolism,

Kaczmarczyk MM et al. – The health benefits of Dietary fibers (DFs) include the prevention and mitigation of type 2 diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease and colon cancer. By modulating food ingestion, digestion, absorption and metabolism, DFs reduce the risk of hyperlipidemia, hypercholesterolemia and hyperglycemia. Emerging research has begun to investigate the role of DFs in immunomodulation. If substantiated, DFs could facilitate many biologic processes, including infection prevention and the improvement of mood and memory. This review describes the accepted physiologic functions of DFs and explores their new potential immune–based actions.

Please login or register to follow this author.
► Click here to access PubMed, Publisher and related articles...
<< Previous Article | Next Article >>

    Currently, there are no available articles.

Your Unread Messages in Nursing

See All >> Messages include industry-sponsored communications and special communications from MDLinx

Most Popular Nursing Articles

Indexed Journals in Nursing: Journal of Advanced Nursing, Journal of Clinical Nursing, Nurse Education In Practicemore