Dietary fibre and incidence of type 2 diabetes in eight European countries: the EPIC-InterAct Study and a meta-analysis of prospective studies.
Generous consumption of fiber-containing foods, such as fruits, vegetables, and cereals, may hinder the development of type 2 diabetes.
This meta-analysis reviewed data from previously published studies that investigated the relationship between high intake of dietary fiber and the incidence of type 2 diabetes. Researchers meticulously analyzed data from more than 25,000 persons who participated in 19 studies.
Researchers noticed that regular ingestion of fiber-rich foods, such as cereals, vegetables, and fruits, correlated with lower risk of type 2 diabetes. This study concludes that adequate intake of high fiber foods may help guard against the onset of type 2 diabetes.