Vol. 4, Issue 3 (2019)
Role of dietary fibre in metabolic syndrome
Author(s): Dr. K Peeter Simon, E Geetha Lakshmi
Abstract: Metabolic syndrome describes a group of metabolic irregularities that occur together in an individual. The number of individuals diagnosed with metabolic syndrome has risen dramatically in recent years. Metabolic syndrome significantly raises the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and type2 diabetes mellitus, obesity, and hypertension. Dietary fiber is deemed to be a key component in healthy eating. The main purpose of this review is to know the possible health benefits of dietary fibre intake in patients with metabolic syndrome. Dietary fibers are often simply described as any non-digestible carbohydrates that are not broken down in the intestinal tract. Dietary fibre has been distinguished for their beneficial contribution to over all health. The diet high content of fiber is helpful in prevention of metabolic syndrome. The diet with a high content of fibre such as cereals, fruits and vegetables have a positive health effect on health and also play a important role in the prevention of metabolic syndrome.