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Breakfast cereal, fibre, digestive problems and well-being

Smith, Andrew Paul ORCID: 2010. Breakfast cereal, fibre, digestive problems and well-being. Current Topics in Nutraceutical Research 8 (2-3) , pp. 117-126.

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Research has shown that regular breakfast cereal consumption is associated with better well-being (subjective reports of health and functioning). There is also evidence that a high fibre diet is associated with increased well-being. The present study involved a secondary analysis of baseline data from Smith et al. (2001). Initial analyses examined associations between high fibre intake and well-being (emotional distress, fatigue, cognitive difficulties and somatic symptoms). The results showed that high fibre intake was associated with increased well-being. Subsequent analyses examined whether the effects of total fibre intake could be accounted for by ingestion of specific sources of fibre, namely breakfast cereal and fruit/vegetables. The results showed that it was the breakfast cereal that was largely responsible for the increased well-being. Digestive problems are also associated with reduced well-being and a second set of analyses examined whether the benefits of fibre were due to a reduction in digestive problems. The results showed that digestive problems reduced well-being but these effects were independent of the effects of fibre.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Publisher: New Century Health Publishers
ISSN: 1540-7535
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Last Modified: 20 Oct 2022 09:14

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