Journal article

Arabinoxylan fibre improves metabolic control in people with Type II diabetes

ZX Lu, KZ Walker, JG Muir, K O'Dea

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2004

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To determine whether diet supplementation with arabinoxylan-rich (AX)-fibre from wheat improves glycaemic control in Type II diabetes. DESIGN: Randomized, crossover intervention trial. SETTING: Monash Medical Centre. SUBJECTS: A total of 15 subjects with Type II diabetes. INTERVENTIONS: Over two 5-week periods, subjects supplemented their usual diet with control bread and muffins (50% whole wheat, 50% white flour) (control diet) or with AX-bread and muffins (50% whole wheat, 36% white flour, 14% AX fibre) (AX diet). Subjects completed a 7-day food diary. At 0 and 5 weeks, venous blood was collected for determination of fasting and 2 h glucose, insulin, fructosamine and blood lipid..

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