December 2015 |

Kellogg's Nutrition Know Newsletter for Healthcare Professionals

Cheers to Pear, Apricot
and Cherry Crumble!

So much flavor – and 7 grams of fiber per fruit-filled serving. Perfect to share with friends and family this holiday season!

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Your clients will love these tasty tips to top off their meals with fiber.

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Dear Subscriber,

Season’s Greetings and welcome to the December issue of the Know Newsletter™.

This month’s big story brings you exciting new research about fiber’s favorable impact on healthcare costs related to diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Make sure to download our client handout featuring tasty tips to boost fiber and try our fruit-and fiber-filled dessert recipe - it’s sure to delight and make your spirits bright.

See you next year!

New Study Further Confirms Fiber’s Link
to Healthcare Savings

We recently told you about economic modeling studies showing that increasing dietary fiber consumption may help save billions in annual direct US healthcare costs related to occasional constipation1 and a combined hundreds of millions in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Spain.2

Now, a Canadian study brings more good news on the fiber and economics front. The three-step cost-of-illness analysis calculated that increasing cereal fiber intakes to recommended levels for adults could potentially save CAD$35.9-$718.8 million (USD$27.4-$548.7 million) in type 2 diabetes costs and CAD$64.8million – $1.3 billion (USD$49.5-$992.3 million ) in cardiovascular disease costs annually due to the favorable impact of cereal fiber-rich diets on these conditions.3,4


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1. Schmier JK, Miller PE, Levine JA, Perez V1, Maki KC, Rains TM, Devareddy L, Sanders LM, Alexander DD. Cost savings of reduced constipation rates attributed to increased dietary fiber intakes: a decision-analytic model. BMC Public Health. 2014 Apr 17;14(1):374.

2. Schmier JK, Perez V, Cloran S, Hulme-Lowe C, O’Sullivan K. Cost savings of reduced constipation rates attributed to increased dietary fibre intakes in Europe: a decision-analytic model. Journal of Pharmacy and Nutrition Sciences, 2015, 5, 14-23.

3. Abdullah MM, Gyles CL, Marinangeli CP, Carlberg JG, Jones PJ. Cost-of-illness analysis reveals potential healthcare savings with reductions in type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease following recommended intakes of dietary fiber in Canada. Front Pharmacol. 2015 Aug 11;6:167. doi: 10.3389/fphar.2015.00167. eCollection 2015.

4. Source for conversions to American dollars: Accessed November 2, 2015.

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