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Succinate Explains Why Prebiotic Fiber Improves Blood Sugar Levels

July 28, 2016

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Eating plenty of fiber is associated with multiple health benefits. This is largely because fiber is resistant to human digestive enzymes and passes undigested down into the colon. In the colon, gut bacteria ferment the fibers, producing beneficial byproducts such as short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs). Another less-known byproduct is succinate. A recent study examined the […]

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