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Study finds high fiber diet can help prevent Type 1 diabetes

A new study finds that a diet high in fiber could help offset the occurrence of Type 1, or juvenile, diabetes. Scientists found that instances of the rodent equivalent of juvenile diabetes was eliminated in a group of mice fed a particular high fiber diet, the Guardian reports.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears
Type 1 diabetes is an auto-immune disease.  A likely candidate for its development may be a leaky gut the allows inflammation to build up in blood caused by the leakage of microbial fragments into the blood.  A high fiber diet, if rich in fermentable fiber, would decrease the gut permeability thus reducing the levels of gut microbe-induced inflammation.

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