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Nutr Rev 2000 Nov;58(11):356-8  

Cardiovascular disease and fiber: is insulin resistance the missing link?

Savaiano DA, Story JA.

Department of Foods & Nutrition, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-1260, USA.

Multiple mechanisms are likely for any effect of fiber on cardiovascular disease risk. One component that is described is the hypocholesterolemic activity of soluble fibers as they bind bile acids. New epidemiologic evidence indicates that fiber's modulation of insulin secretion and resistance deserves additional attention.

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