Dietary Fiber Averts Obesity, Adverse Intestinal Changes and Metabolic Syndrome

Dietary fiber averts obesity, adverse intestinal changes and metabolic syndrome, says a new study published in the Cell Host & Microbe journal.

The recent research discovered that a daily diet, which includes broccoli and peas, could potentially prevent obesity, adverse intestinal changes and metabolic syndrome. Besides of this, some other dietary fibers such as figs, blackberries, raspberries and coconuts could also be more beneficial for such conditions.


A healthy diet full of dietary fibers could promote developing fine bacteria in colon, according to the new study. Since, peas and broccoli have loads of essential minerals and vitamins that help maintain the body functioning properly. They are reach in availing many benefits, while an adequate consumption of such foods helps keep the diseases sat bay.

Professor Dr. Andrew Gewirtz from the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State, said in a statement that, “We found that manipulating dietary fiber content, particularly by adding fermentable fiber, guards against metabolic syndrome.”

Metabolic syndrome is a bunch of the conditions closely associated to obesity including high blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol, high blood sugar, triglyceride levels and excess waist fat. When these conditions hit at a time, they start develop one’s risk of diabetes, stroke and heart disease.

Gewirtz added that, “This study revealed the specific mechanism used to restore gut health and suppress obesity and metabolic syndrome is the induction of IL-22 expression. These results contribute to the understanding of the mechanisms that underlie diet-induced obesity and offer insight into how fermentable fibers might promote better health.”