According to recent reports in diabetes news, intake of fibre could have a substantial role to play in keeping inflammatory diseases, including diabetes and asthma, under control. According to researchers, modern diets high in processed food contain little fibre, which could play a huge role in the rise of inflammatory diseases including asthma and type 1 diabetes .
The researchers, based in Sydney, found that consumption of fibre could help to trigger the production of immune molecules in the gut. This could then help to keep inflammatory diseases in check and stop them from developing.
Professor Mackay, now of Monash University, reportedly commented: “Here we have a theoretical and molecular explanation as to why fibre should be beneficial to the immune system .” The study was published in the journal Nature .