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Dietary fiber intake and glycemic control: coronary artery calcification in type 1 diabetes (CACTI) study.

A significant improvement in glycemic control is associated with habitual intake of fiber-rich foods in both diabetic and healthy individuals.

​This research work studied the impact of high-fiber diets on glycemic control. With the aid validated food frequency questionnaires, researchers examined the fiber intake levels of 568 type 1 diabetic patients and 689 healthy persons for duration of 6 years. The plasma concentrations of glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c)—the gold standard for assessing glycemic control—of all the subjects were also measured. 

Researchers observed that as the frequency of consumption of dietary fiber increased, the blood levels of glycated hemoglobin decreased in both type 1 diabetic patients and healthy subjects. The results of this study show that regular ingestion of fiber-rich foods may help to improve glycemic control in both diabetic and healthy individuals.

Research Summary Information

  • 2019
  • Basu A, Alman AC, Snell-Bergeon JK.
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of South Florida, Tampa, USA. Arpita.basu@unlv.edu. Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, USA. Arpita.basu@unlv.edu. Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of South Florida, Tampa, USA. Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, USA.
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