New research suggests fiber may have additional benefits than regularity.
U.S. (WiredPRNews.com) – A new study suggests a diet rich in fiber may be beneficial for combating diabetes, arthritis, and asthma. As reported by AFP, the research revealed that the benefits of fiber go beyond digestive regularity, and may also play a role in boosting the immune system.
Professor Charles Mackay is quoted by AFP as stating of the research team’s findings, “The important point about our work is that we provide the molecular explanation that links fibre in the diet to the micro-organisms in our gut to the affect on the immune response… We believe that changes in diet, associated with western lifestyles, contribute to the increasing incidences of asthma, Type 1 diabetes and other auto-immune diseases. Now we have a new molecular mechanism that might explain how diet is affecting our immune systems.”
More information about the research, conducted by scientists at the Gavin Institute of Medical Research in Sydney, Australia may be available in the most recent publication of Nature.
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