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Overweight adults may improve insulin sensitivity with inulin

UK researchers conducted a randomized double-blind trial involving 12 healthy but overweight adults without diabetes, with a mean age of 60, and found that those who received 20 grams of inulin, a high-fermentability fiber control supplement, or inulin-propionate ester daily for 42 days had improved insulin resistance, compared with cellulose supplementation. Published in the journal Gut, findings revealed that IPE supplementation also reduced proinflammatory interleukin-8 levels, while inulin did not affect systemic inflammatory markers, compared with cellulose.

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