Prebiotic Oligosaccharides, Resistant Starch and Sugar Alcohols in Lentils: Implications for Obesity
Imbalanced energy intake, coupled with low concentrations of bioactive compounds in foods, has fueled the rising epidemic of obesity and related non-communicable diseases. Currently, over 35% of American adults are obese, including nearly 17% of children and adolescents. In relation, chronic non-communicable diseases result in an estimated 36 million deaths globally each year. To combat these diet-related disorders, support health, and contribute to overall sustainability of health care, it is important to develop foods that supply proper amounts of energy and nutriens.
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