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New Wheat Alters Glucose and Insulin Responses

Research at the ARS Western Human Nutrition Research Center (WHNRC) in Davis, CA, revealed that consuming a new type of wheat may help control blood sugar.  ARS scientists tested baked products prepared with resistant starch ("RS2") wheat, a variety developed by a research partner using selective breeding methods. Results showed that eating these products for one week lowered blood glucose and insulin levels compared to consuming baked products made with conventional refined wheat.

Reducing glucose and insulin may help prevent as well as help potentially manage health conditions such as type 2 diabetes.

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Research Project: Resistant Starch Type 2 From Wheat Reduces Postprandial Glycemic Response With Concurrent Alterations In Gut Microbiota Composition

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