Dietary fiber stabilizes blood glucose and insulin levels and reduces physical activity in sows (Sus scrofa).

@article{Leeuw2004DietaryFS,
  title={Dietary fiber stabilizes blood glucose and insulin levels and reduces physical activity in sows (Sus scrofa).},
  author={John A de Leeuw and Age W. Jongbloed and Martin Wilhelmus Antonius Verstegen},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={2004},
  volume={134 6},
  pages={1481-6}
}
The aim of this study was to test whether a diet with a high level of fermentable dietary fiber can stabilize interprandial blood glucose and insulin levels, prevent declines below basal levels, and reduce physical activity in limited-fed breeding sows. Stable levels of glucose and insulin may prevent interprandial feelings of hunger and, consequently, increased activity. Catheterized sows (n = 10) were fed twice daily (0700 and 1900 h) 900 g of a diet with either a low (L-sows) or a high level… CONTINUE READING

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