New Wheat Variety To Fight Diabetes and Bowel Cancer

A new variety of wheat that is rich in fiber developed by a team led by an Indian scientist has the potential to help fight Type 2 diabetes and bowel cancer. The discovery is considered significant for India, which is often labeled the ''diabetic capital of the world'', with over 50 million people suffering from the disease. The new wheat variety is rich in amylose, a type of dietary fiber which resists digestion. Products made from high-amylose wheat was 10 times more fiber than those made from regular wheat.

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