New research commissioned by Tate & Lyle adds to the body of emerging research on fibres, including additional support for the role of soluble corn fibre in bone health.
Joanne Slavin, PhD, RD, of the University of Minnesota and a member of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, said: “Years of research point to the health benefits of fiber for cardiovascular health, blood glucose control, digestion and gut health, yet average intake is approximately half the recommended amount.
"With more than 905 of adults and children falling short of meeting their daily fibre recommendations, the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans classified fibre as a nutrient of concern, since it’s one of the critical nutrients most lacking in people’s diets.”
The three studies on Promitor Soluble Corn Fibre and Sta-Lite Polydextrose were supported by Tate & Lyle. These fibres have been shown to have positive health benefits similar to and beyond those demonstrated for naturally-occurring intact fibres.
Connie Weaver, PhD, of Purdue University and a lead researcher in the fibre and calcium study, said: “The area of fibre research is expanding with new discoveries for the role of fibre, such as helping boost calcium absorption in adolescents, an age group in which calcium intake is vitally important for a lifetime of bone health.
"Since people aren’t meeting their fibre goals with the foods they currently eat, adding fibres to foods is a realistic and simple way to address this global public health concern.”
Source: Tate & Lyle