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Study finds high fiber diet can help prevent Type 1 diabetes

June 26, 2017
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A new study finds that a diet high in fiber could help offset the occurrence of Type 1, or juvenile, diabetes.

In a group of mice fed a particular high fiber diet, scientists found that instances of the rodent equal to juvenile diabetes disappeared.

Researchers provided the findings at Monash University in Melbourne, working with Australia’s national science agency.

The hope is that successful testing in humans will lead to the development of a fiber supplement. If successful, children will receive it either in meals or beverages.

Type 1 diabetes is an anomaly in which the body produces little or no insulin. Insulin is the hormone needed to process glucose. The condition usually develops in children before the age of 14.

Type 1 diabetes in 2012 affected around 1.25 million children and adults in the U.S., according to data from the American Diabetes Association.

Article courtesy of Laura Kelly for The Washington Times.