obesity, eating behavior, dietary fiber, inguar, guar gum


The article presents data on the influence of dietary fiber intake on eating behavior and metabolic parameters in overweight and obese patients.

The aim of our study was to examine the effect of microgranular and purified Guar gum in the form of the dietary supplement Іnguar on metabolic parameters and changes in eating behavior in overweight and obese patients.

Materials and methods. The 21-day study included patients of both sexes older than 18 years, divided into 2 groups of 30 people. The first group included patients who received the drug at 1 sachet (5 g) in the evening, the second - who received the drug at 1 sachet 3 times a day (15 g). In the first group, the average age was 53.95 ± 2.43 years, BMI - 33.35 ± 1.02 kg/m2. In the second ones the average age was 58.28 ± 2.07 years, BMI - 36, 14 ± 1.13 kg/m2. Prior to treatment, eating disorders were observed in both groups, mainly of the restricted and external type.

Results. After the treatment, we found a probable decrease in the HOMA-IR index in the group receiving 15 g of fiber. In both groups, the addition to the diet of dietary fiber in the form of guar gum in a dose of both 5 g and 15 g per day for 21 days normalizes the eating behavior, namely restrictive, emotional and external type. The use of dietary fiber can be recommended as a set of measures to lose weight in patients with high body mass index and insulin resistance, as well as to normalize eating behavior.


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How to Cite

Жердьова, Н., Степура, О., Костіцька, І., & Мазій, С. (2021). EFFECT OF DIETARY FIBER INTAKE ON EATING BEHAVIOR IN OVERWEIGHT AND OBESE PATIENTS. Problems of Endocrine Pathology, 78(4), 20-26. https://doi.org/10.21856/j-PEP.2021.4.03




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