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Potato-derived prebiotic shows insulin resistance benefits in study

A recent study conducted in Canada demonstrated that a potato-derived resistant starch showed positive results in lowering insulin resistance in elderly subjects.


March 2, 2018
By Hank Schultz Nutra-ingredients-USA.com

The startch, branded as MSPrebiotic, was developed by a company by the same name (with an ‘s’ at the end), which was the outgrowth of a family potato farming operation. | READ MORE

The study data demonstrated that MSPrebiotic meets the criteria of a prebiotic and can stimulate an increased abundance of Bifidobacteria in both elderly and middle-aged adults (30-50) without additional probiotic supplementation. MSPrebiotic consumption also eliminated microbial imbalances of gut Proteobacteria observed in the elderly at baseline.


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