Benefits of MGP's Fibersym RW as Dietary Fiber Source Continue to Add Up
Involving 86 participants, the study examined the effects of a diet of food products containing a blend of 70 percent regular wheat flour and 30 percent Fibersym RW versus the effects of a control diet of similar products formulated with 100 percent regular wheat flour. The consumption of Fibersym RW enriched products by participants judged to have metabolic syndrome resulted in a lowering of all types of cholesterol, including a 7.2 percent reduction in mean total cholesterol and a 5.5 percent reduction in non-HDL cholesterol. Additionally, individuals judged not to have metabolic syndrome and who were fed a diet of products containing Fibersym RW over the same timeframe had a 2.6 percent smaller waist circumference and 1.5 percent lower body fat at the conclusion of the study. The research using Fibersym RW was carried out in a free-living community style environment where minimal modifications were made to the participants' habitual diet.
Results of the SDSU study, titled "Resistant starch type 4-enriched diet lowered blood cholesterols and improved body composition in a double blind controlled cross-over intervention," were collected, analyzed and interpreted over a period of nearly one year. They have been published in the
"Functional food ingredients incorporating resistant starch in daily meals can potentially contribute to a long-term healthier dietary lifestyle," Dr. Dey said. "The recent study results are interesting in several ways, but most importantly they suggest that the health benefits of this type of RS4 starch are achievable in real life environments."
Previously compiled data have demonstrated Fibersym RW's effectiveness in blood glucose and insulin control, caloric reduction and the production of beneficial and energy-yielding metabolites through colonic fermentation. Scientific evidence for these physiological effects can be found in a number of studies conducted by several universities, including the
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For some time, the consumption of dietary fiber has been associated with various perceived health benefits. Fibersym RW delivers a minimum of 85 percent total dietary fiber and has applications in a wide range of bakery and prepared food products, including bread, muffins, flour tortillas, pancakes, waffles, breakfast cereals, cookies, pasta and noodles, crackers and other snack items. Possessing a neutral flavor, Fibersym RW is a fine white powder that can be easily blended into multiple formulations to deliver desired taste and visually appealing qualities.
Additional details about Fibersym RW can be obtained by accessing the company's website, mgpingredients.com, or by calling 866-547-2122.
MGP (Nasdaq:MGPI) processes grain-based starches and proteins into nutritional and highly functional ingredients for the branded consumer packaged goods industry. The company is also a leading independent supplier of premium spirits, offering flavor innovations and custom distillery blends to the beverage alcohol industry, as well as high quality food grade industrial alcohol for a wide range of product applications. The Company is headquartered in
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