Beta Glucan Fiber is Good for Your Heart
Did you know that Beta Glucan was first approved in 1997 by FDA?
The FDA health claim: beta-glucan soluble fiber from oatmeal, oat bran, and whole oat flour can reduced risk of heart disease.
The FDA’s initial review of the evidence included 37 human studies (36 clinical intervention studies and 1 epidemiological study) and 1 meta-analysis that evaluated the effects of oatmeal and oat bran on blood cholesterol (Mathews, 2020).
The purpose of the review is to provide an up-to-date comprehensive information of all the evidence that supports an oat beta-glucan heart health claim.
And indeed, Beta glucan fibers are good for your heart.
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Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of death globally. Consumption of whole grains and cereal fiber, as part of a healthy diet, can lower the risk of CHD. Health claims on food products are effective in helping consumers select healthful diets. The US Food and Drug Administration was the first to approve a health claim, in 1997, between beta-glucan soluble fiber from whole oats, oat bran, and whole oat flour and reduced risk of CHD. Only a few countries have approved similar claims. Since 1997, a significant amount of additional evidence has been published on the relationship between oat beta-glucan and CHD. To assist other jurisdictions in potentially utilizing this claim, the full extent of data that supports this claim (ie, the evidence utilized by the US Food and Drug Administration to substantiate the claim, as well as the results of 49 clinical trials published since 1997) are reviewed here. The complexities involved in authoring evidence-based health claims, including the impact of processing on beta-glucan cholesterol-lowering efficacy in approving eligible beta-glucan products, are also discussed.
Beta Glucan fibers can protect us from developing heart disease, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, leaky gut, as well as train our front line immune system.
Suggested use: one heaping tablespoon daily in a large glass of water.
- Geller, A., & Yan, J. (2020). Could the induction of trained immunity by β-glucan serve as a defense against COVID-19?. Frontiers in immunology, 11, 1782.
Labeling, F. F. (1997). Health claims: oats and coronary disease. Federal Register, 62(15), 3583-3601.
Mathews, R., Kamil, A., & Chu, Y. (2020). Global review of heart health claims for oat beta-glucan products. Nutrition Reviews, 78(Supplement_1), 78-97. Article
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