Fiber Supplement Help Boost Insulin Secretion in People Suffering From Type 2 Diabetes


Fiber supplement help boost insulin secretion in those people fighting against type 2 diabetes even if they use to have a high-carbohydrate or high-fat meal, according to the research recently conducted by the University at Buffalo.

On March 20, the findings of the research were disclosed at the annual meeting – ENDO 2018 by the Endocrine Society in Chicago. Distinguished Professor, Paresh Dandona, MD from the State University of New York and also head of the Division of Endocrinology from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo, is the leading researcher of the study.


Dr. Paresh Dandona from State University of New York said in a statement that, “Dietary fiber is known to reduce the incidence of diabetes and cardiovascular disease in large epidemiological studies. After eating the meal, diabetics’ insulin secretion increased significantly after the fiber. However, this increase wasn’t sufficient to reduce their glucose levels.”

Efforts by the researchers for the study were published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism last year, which indicated that fiber added in additional amount to the basic diet including a high-carbohydrate and high-fat meal that significantly helps enhance inflammation, can also benefit the metabolic and anti-inflammatory results.

“An increase in dietary content of fiber, whether through food or a supplement, should be encouraged in order to reduce oxidative and inflammatory stress and hence, a tendency to induce insulin resistance,” Dr. Dandona added to the statement.