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Whey protein lowers diabetes and cardiovascular disease risk factors in obese adults


Whey protein may reduce obese adults' risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease, according to a study published in the Journal of Proteome Research and funded by the Nordic Centre of Excellence and the Danish Council for Strategic Research.

Surprise finding: Fiber prevents obesity and diabetes by producing glucose in intestines


For the first time, scientists may have uncovered the mechanism by which fiber helps prevent obesity and diabetes, in a study conducted by a French-Swedish research team and published in the journal Cell in January 2014. Notably, the findings point to a key role played by intestinal flora, the microorganisms that naturally inhabit the human gut.