Diet and metabolic syndrome: where does resistant starch fit in?

  title={Diet and metabolic syndrome: where does resistant starch fit in?},
  author={Linda C. Tapsell},
  journal={Journal of AOAC International},
  volume={87 3},
  • L. Tapsell
  • Published 1 May 2004
  • Medicine
  • Journal of AOAC International
Metabolic syndrome is a term linking the clinical profiles of some of the world's major health problems today: obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. It is predicated on dietary patterns, and particularly on the delivery of fuel. The effects may be seen first in the development of abdominal obesity and insulin resistance leading to Type 2 diabetes mellitus and coronary heart disease. This review examines the role resistant starch might play in the prevention and management of these conditions… 
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