Adherence to high-carbohydrate, high-fiber diets: Long-term studies of non-obese diabetic men

L. Story, J. W. Anderson, W. J.L. Chen, D. Karounos, B. Jefferson

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Abstract

High-carbohydrate, high-fiber (HCF) diets provide short-term benefits for selected individuals with diabetes. Long-term effects of HCF diets, however, have not previously been documented. The effectiveness and acceptability of HCF diets for 14 men with diabetes followed for 4 years as outpatients were assessed. Hospital HCF diets with 70% of energy as carbohydrate and 65 gm plant fiber daily lowered insulin doses, serum cholesterol, and triglycerides. Home HCF diets with 55% to 60% carbohydrate and 50 gm plant fiber daily sustained improvements throughout the observed period of up to 86 months. Of the 11 patients for whom diet adherence was evaluated, 9 had good to excellent adherence, 1 had fair adherence, and 1 had poor adherence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1105-1110
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Dietetic Association
Volume85
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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