For better weight control, fiber up!

A diet high in a fermentable type of fiber may hold the key to avoiding weight gain

By Alison Pearce Stevens, 10:01 AM May 14, 2014

The latest trick to fighting obesity isn’t a focus on eating less fat or sugar (although that would probably help): It’s eating more fiber. And not just any kind of fiber. It should be the fermentable type. Microbes in the gut chow down on this type of fiber. As they break it down, they release a chemical that moves to the brain. There it curbs appetite.

Researchers at Imperial College London, in England, say their study is the first to link eating fiber to the brain hormones that help you fee...

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