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CORN FIBRE CAN BOOST BONE HEALTH IN TEENAGERS

A DAILY supplement of soluble corn fibre, a non-digestible carbohydrate widely used in food manufacturing, may have similar benefits to grains and leafy green vegetables when it comes to boosting fibre intake and improving intestinal health. In a new study from Purdue University, researchers discovered that the supplement, sold in the form of psyllium husks in health stores, can also aid bone health by increasing calcium absorption in teenage girls. Reporting in the Journal of Nutrition, Professor Connie Weaver, head of nutrition at Purdue, described soluble corn fibre as a prebiotic substance that aids gut health. “We are looking deeper in the gut to build healthy bone in girls during an age when they are susceptible to fractures,” Weaver said. “Soluble corn fibre, a prebiotic, helps the body better utilise calcium during both adolescence and postmenopause.”

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ACTION 6 GREAT CITYGAMES David Rudisha sets world 500m best on the banks of the Tyne 12 GREAT NORTH RUN Mo Farah claims third consecutive title as Vivian Cheruiyot wins women’s race 20 RIO PARALYMPICS Jonnie Peacock and Hannah Cockroft among GB gold medallists 26 DIAMOND LEAGUE Sandi Morris vaults 5.00m as the series ends in Brussels NEWS 32 Rutherford reflects on mixed year 36 Simpson exceeding expectations PERFORMANCE 38 Sports science news 40 Athlete Insight – Seb Rodger 42 Nutrition – the 3 R’s of recovery 44 Product reviews – fast food PREVIEWS 55 Look-ahead to British Masters Championships, plus TV guide RESULTS & FIXTURES 46 Results round-up 57 What’s On – fixtures guide REGULARS 61 Quiz – test your athletics knowledge 62 Dip Finish

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