Insoluble dietary fibers are effective! They don't, however, have the same effect on every patient. As an international team, headed by DIfE scientist Dr. Stefan Kabsich, has shown in the journal Nutrients, knowing the precise metabolic state of a patient is important to be able to give optimal nutritional recommendations. Individually customized nutrition can be especially useful in the prevention of type 2 diabetes, as well as for other diseases.
The mission of the German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke (DIfE) is to conduct experimental and clinical research in the field of nutrition and health. Scientists at the DIfE pursue these scientific goals by interdisciplinary cooperation comprising a broad spectrum of experimental, medical and epidemiological methods.
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The aim is to understand the molecular basis of nutrition-dependent diseases, and to develop new strategies for prevention, treatment, and nutritional recommendations.
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