Adherence to high-carbohydrate, high-fiber diets: long-term studies of non-obese diabetic men.


Those who adhere to high-carb, high-fiber diet gain long-term cholesterol decrease; levels remained low during 4-year study period.

TitleAdherence to high-carbohydrate, high-fiber diets: long-term studies of non-obese diabetic men.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1985
AuthorsStory L, Anderson JW, Chen WJ, Karounos D, Jefferson B
JournalJournal of the American Dietetic Association
Date Published1985 Sep
KeywordsAdult, Blood Glucose, Body Weight, Cholesterol, Diabetic Diet, Dietary Carbohydrates, Dietary Fiber, Fasting, Humans, Hypoglycemic Agents, Insulin, Male, Nutritional Physiological Phenomena, Patient Compliance, Sulfonylurea Compounds, Triglycerides

High-carbohydrate, high-fiber (HCF) diets provide short-term benefits for selected individuals with diabetes. Long-term effects of HCF diets, however, have not previously been documented. The effectiveness and acceptability of HCF diets for 14 men with diabetes followed for 4 years as outpatients were assessed. Hospital HCF diets with 70% of energy as carbohydrate and 65 gm plant fiber daily lowered insulin doses, serum cholesterol, and triglycerides. Home HCF diets with 55% to 60% carbohydrate and 50 gm plant fiber daily sustained improvements throughout the observed period of up to 86 months. Of the 11 patients for whom diet adherence was evaluated, 9 had good to excellent adherence, 1 had fair adherence, and 1 had poor adherence.

Alternate JournalJ Am Diet Assoc
PubMed ID2993398
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