Raylene Reimer, PhD, RD has published studies looking at the relationship between oligofructose, a dietary fibre supplement, and weight management in humans. In Alberta, it’s estimated that 218-thousand children between 5 and 17 years are considered overweight or obese.
A study co-authored by Reimer shows that rats fed a high fat and sugar diet in conjunction with a prebiotic fibre had less weight gain than those who did not eat the fibre. The study is published in the April edition of the journal Obesity.
The team of researchers from the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine and the Faculty of Kinesiology say this study helps scientists better understand the mechanisms of weight control and energy balance. Read more Listen to interview
Website updated weekly
"Healthy babies, healthy children and youth, healthy lives"