Diet to lower heart disease risk for type 2 diabetes

by Medindia Content Team on  May 5, 2005 at 12:58 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
Diet to lower heart disease risk for type 2 diabetes
Fibers in diet lower the cardiovascular risks in patients suffering from type 2 diabetes.

Supplementary dietary fibers lowers the bad cholesterol also known as the low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and increase the good cholesterol called high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol in people with type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes type 2 happens when body cannot use its own insulin to control blood sugar. As this happens the body becomes unable to produce enough insulin to overcome insulin resistance and keep up to the need of the body. The single largest cause of diabetes related deaths happen from cardiovascular disease, and high levels of LDL cholesterol increases the risk of death from cardiovascular causes. An adult is supposed to take about 25g to 30g of fiber in his diet, as per the recommendation of the WHO. The study says most American adults take about 15g of dietary fiber. Supplements of fiber are aimed to make for the difference.

The new study made by the researchers at Unicity International in Orem, Utah have found out the twin benefits of lowering the LDL and increasing the HDL in people that can be achieved with dietary supplements of fiber, and hence is most beneficial for patients with diabetes type 2.

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