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High-Fiber diet may help gut bacteria fight type 2 diabetes

ANI  |  Bern [Switzerland] 

Now the fight against type 2 may soon improve just by introducing high-fiber diet in our daily life.

As per a study led by a Rutgers University-professor, the promotion of a select group of gut bacteria by a diet high in diverse fibers could led to better blood glucose control, greater weight loss and better lipid levels in people with type 2 diabetes, reported

After a rigorous study of six years, it was found out at eating the right dietary fibers could rebalance the gut microbiota, or the ecosystem of bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract that would eventually help digest and are important for human

"Our study lays the foundation and opens the possibility that fibers targeting this group of gut bacteria could eventually become a major part of your diet and your treatment," said Liping Zhao, the study's in the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, at Rutgers University-

Type 2 develops when pancreas makes little insulin or when the body doesn't use insulin well.

Insulin is a hormone that helps the glucose to enter the cells, which provides

Many bacteria break down carbohydrates, in the gut and produce short-chain fatty acid, which provides nourishment to the gut lining, reduce and help to control the appetite.

The shortage of short-chain fatty acids leads to the type 2 and other

As per several studies increase in intake could lessen type 2 diabetes. But as per Zhao, who works in for Food, Nutrition, at Rutgers-New Brunswick, the effectiveness of the intake could vary due to the lack of understanding of the mechanisms.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 06:42 IST