Navigation Links
Dietary Changes Shield Latino Teens From Diabetes
Date:4/6/2009

Study found high-fiber, low-sugar regimen reduced risk factors

MONDAY, April 6 (HealthDay News) -- Increasing fiber intake and reducing sugar consumption can help reduce type 2 diabetes risk factors in Latino teens, a new study shows.

"Latino children are more insulin-resistant and thus more likely to develop obesity-related chronic diseases than their white counterparts. To date, only a few studies have examined the effects of a high-fiber, low-sugar diet on metabolic health in overweight youth, and to our knowledge, none have tested the effects of this type of intervention in a mixed-sex group of Latino youth," wrote Emily Ventura, from the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and colleagues.

Their 16-week study included 54 overweight Latino teens (average age 15.5) who were divided into three groups: a control group; a group that received nutrition classes once a week, and a group that received nutrition education plus strength training twice a week.

By the end of the study, 55 percent of teens in all three groups decreased their sugar intake by an average of 47 grams per day (equal to the amount in one can of soda) and 59 percent increased their fiber consumption by an average of 5 grams per day (equal to the fiber in a half cup of beans).

The teens who lowered their sugar intake had an average 33 percent reduction in insulin secretion and those who boosted their fiber consumption had an average 10 percent decrease in the amount of fat surrounding their internal organs (visceral fat).

"A reduction in visceral fat indicates a reduction in risk for type 2 diabetes, considering that to a greater degree than total body fat, visceral fat has been shown to be negatively associated with insulin sensitivity," the researchers wrote.

The study also found that teens who increased their fiber intake had a 2 percent decrease in body-mass index (BMI), while those who decreased their fiber intake had a 2 percent increase in BMI.

The study appears in the April issue of the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.

"Our results suggest that intensive interventions may not be necessary to achieve modifications in sugar and fiber intake. Accordingly, nutritional guidance given in the primary care or community setting may be sufficient to promote the suggested dietary changes in some individuals," the authors concluded.

"In addition, policies that promote reduced intake of added sugar and increased intake of fiber could be effective public health strategies for the prevention of type 2 diabetes in this high-risk population," the team said.

More information

The Nemours Foundation has more about overweight and obese children.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: JAMA/Archives journals, news release, April 6, 2009


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Effective Weight Management with Gene-Eden, a New Dietary Supplement Based on Dr. Hanan Polanskys Discovery
2. Families That Eat Together Serve Up Good Dietary Habits
3. How to Keep the Weight Off? By Taking Gene-Eden, a New Dietary Supplement Based on Dr. Hanan Polanskys Discovery of the Cause of Many Diseases
4. Cell pathway on overdrive prevents cancer response to dietary restriction
5. CRN Responds to GAO Report on Dietary Supplements
6. Natural Products Association Comments on New GAO Report on Regulation of Dietary Supplements
7. Arbor Pharmaceuticals Announces the Launch of XYLAREX(TM) - A New Nonantibiotic Product for the Dietary Management of Recurrent Ear Infections in Children
8. American Dietetic Association Calls for Accountability in Dietary Guidelines for Americans to Make Them More Effective
9. Natural Products Association Advocates Strength of Dietary Supplement Law
10. Video: Dermatologists Recommend Dietary Supplements for Healthy Skin
11. Scientists Debate Dietary Supplements and Cancer Risk at AICR Conference
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Dietary Changes Shield Latino Teens From Diabetes
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 2016 , ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand gesture animations, FCPX users can easily ... of Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s package transforms over 1,300 hand-drawn pictures ... . Simply select a ProHand generator and drag it above media or text in ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... , ... June 25, 2016 , ... On Friday, June ... a Bronze Wellness at Work award to iHire in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments ... of the 7th annual Maryland Workplace Health & Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... June ... about the dangers associated with chronic pain and the benefits of holistic treatments, ... individuals who are suffering with Sickle Cell Disease. , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... micro-osteoperforation for accelerated orthodontic treatment. Dr. Cheng has extensive experience with all areas ... , AcceleDent, and accelerated osteogenic orthodontics. , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary adjunct ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... EB Medicine presented its first-ever “Issue of ... in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. The awards honor the outstanding work of leading ... and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice. , “With this award, we recognize the efforts ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... LEXINGTON, Mass. , June 24, 2016   ... specialty pharmaceutical company developing innovative inhaled drugs, announced today ... when Russell Investments reconstituted its comprehensive set ... 2016. "This is an important milestone for ... "It will increase shareholder awareness of our progress in ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 Research and Markets has announced ... Forecast to 2022" report to their offering. ... the patients with kidney failure, it replaces the function of ... patient,s blood and thus the treatment helps to keep the ... balance. Increasing number of ESRD patients & ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... INDIANAPOLIS , June 23, 2016 Roche ... received 510(k) clearance for its Elecsys BRAHMS PCT (procalcitonin) ... severe sepsis or septic shock. With this clearance, Roche ... provide a fully integrated solution for sepsis risk assessment ... associated with bacterial infection and PCT levels in blood ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: