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High-fiber diets can improve blood pressure, cholesterol level, and fasting glucose in patients with hypertension and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), suggests a new study presented at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Middle East Conference 2019 and the 10th Emirates Cardiac Society Conference.
Researchers studied 200 adults with T2DM and hypertension who increased their dietary intake of fiber over a 6-month period from the recommended dietary allowance for dietary fiber by 20% to 25% and also adhered to a low-glycemic diet. Those adhering to the dietary changes had a significant improvement in brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV), systolic and diastolic hypertension, serum cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and fasting glucose.