ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Is Magnesium the Missing Link in Your Heart Healthy Routine?

A Little Zinc Goes a Long Way

Supplementation with vitamin D associated with improved testosterone, erectile function among middle...

More evidence for calorie restriction’s longevity effect

Vitamin D deficiency increases risk of chronic headache

Wearable biosensors can flag illness, Lyme disease, risk for diabetes; low airplane oxygen

VIDEO: The Best Brain Foods That Help Increase Your Memory!

Iron (And More) For Lasting, Natural Energy

Affordable Care Act made cancer screening more accessible for millions, study finds

Metabolic syndrome increases the need for vitamin E

 
Print Page
Email Article

The effects of dietary fiber on C-reactive protein, an inflammation marker predicting cardiovascular disease - Source: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Feb 18, 2009

  [ 21 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
By CJ North, et al. • www.ProHealth.com • February 19, 2009


Background: C-reactive protein (CRP), a sensitive marker of inflammation, is an independent predictor of future cardiovascular disease (CVD), which is a major cause of death worldwide. In epidemiological trials, high-fiber intakes have consistently been associated with reduction in CVD risk and CRP levels.

Objective: The objective of this study was to assess the influence of dietary fiber (DF) on C-reactive protein in clinical trials.

Data sources: Databases were searched from the earliest record to April 2008 and supplemented by crosschecking reference lists of relevant publications.

Study selection: Human adult intervention trials, at least 2 weeks in duration, with an increased and measurable consumption of dietary fiber were included and rated for quality.

Data synthesis: Seven clinical trials were included, and six of these reported significantly lower CRP concentrations of 25% to 54% with increased dietary fiber consumption with dosages ranging between 3.3 and 7.8 g/MJ [grams per megajoule; 1 megajule equaling about 239 calories consumed]. The seventh trial with psyllium fiber supplementation failed to lower CRP levels significantly in overweight/obese individuals.

Weight loss and altered fatty acid intakes were present in most of the studies.

Conclusions: In the presence of weight loss and modified saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat intakes, significantly lower CRP concentrations (reductions of 25% to 54%) are seen with increased fiber consumption (>/=3.3 g/MJ).

Mechanisms are inconclusive but may involve the effect of dietary fiber on weight loss, and/or changes in the secretion, turnover or metabolism of insulin, glucose, adiponectin, interleukin-6, free fatty acids and triglycerides.

Clinical studies of high- and low-fiber diets are needed to explore the potential favorable effects as observed epidemiologically, and to understand individual susceptibility to its anti-inflammatory effect and long-term cardiovascular reduction.

Source: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Feb 18, 2009. [E-pub in advance] PMID: 19223918, by North CJ, Venter CS, Jerling JC. School of Physiology, Nutrition and Consumer Sciences, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa. [E-mail: Christine.Venter@nwu.ac.za]





Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®

Looking for Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements?
Search the ProHealth Store for Hundreds of Natural Health Products


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
NAD+ Ignite with Niagen

Featured Products

Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils

Natural Remedies

The New Dual Activation Pain Relief Cream The New Dual Activation Pain Relief Cream
Breakthrough Form of Magnesium Enhances Memory and Cognitive Function Breakthrough Form of Magnesium Enhances Memory and Cognitive Function
Fighting Fatigue with Ground-breaking French Oak Wood Extract Fighting Fatigue with Ground-breaking French Oak Wood Extract
Block Acid Reflux to Prevent Esophageal Problems! Block Acid Reflux to Prevent Esophageal Problems!
More Weight Loss than Any Other Discovery in Supplement History More Weight Loss than Any Other Discovery in Supplement History

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2017 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map