Supplementation supports healthy weight loss and blood sugar regulation
Two new research studies, conducted by Professor Gary Frost and his team from Imperial College London, and funded by Diabetes UK, have shown three major beneficial effects of chicory root fibre (oligofructose-enriched inulin) in reducing the risk of diabetes. Researchers have concluded that (fermentable) chicory root fibres have unique metabolic effects that are of particular benefit to people at risk of diabetes.
With approximately 415 million diabetic people worldwide and predictions that these numbers will rise dramatically in the coming years, the new findings are of great relevance. Prevention strategies specifically targeted to people in a prediabetic state – thus at the onset of developing diabetes – are urgently needed.
This first study showed a sustained and significantly greater weight loss in those supplementing their diet with chicory root fibre. In addition, the results also revealed a greater reduction in body fat percentage, with significant reductions in liver fat and soleus muscle fat. The second study confirmed that supplementation with chicory root fibre significantly reduced fasting insulin and insulin resistance.
“The results of these studies is exciting news for prediabetics. We know that chicory root fibres help people eat less, naturally. With its mild, sweet taste chicory root fibre can be easily integrated into a person’s daily diet.”
Anke Sentko, Vice President Regulatory Affairs and Nutrition Communication at Beneo