The Skinny About Soluble Corn Fiber

Tue Jan 6, 2009 9:00am EST

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A New Tate & Lyle Study Reveals the Health Benefits of Soluble Corn Fiber

DECATUR, Ill., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- After months -- maybe even
years -- of nurturing a love/hate relationship with excess pounds, a new study
commissioned by Tate & Lyle, the manufacturer of PROMITOR(TM) Soluble Corn
Fiber and PROMITOR(TM) Resistant Starch, http://www.promitorfiber.com, finds
that people may consume less calories while continuing to eat their favorite
foods.
    This study, led by researchers at the University of Toronto's Department
of Nutritional Sciences, reports that products manufactured with either
PROMITOR(TM) Soluble Corn Fiber or PROMITOR(TM) Resistant Starch have been
found to produce lower glycemic and insulin responses. The lower responses may
help to prevent the roller coaster of sugar spikes and crashes, which could
lead to improved weight management and better blood glucose control,
especially for those battling diabetes.
    "Modern western diets are typically low in fiber and nutrient poor, but
are energy dense," says Cyril WC Kendall, Ph.D., Research Associate,
University of Toronto. "As a low-calorie ingredient, soluble corn fiber may
aid in weight and disease management by helping to control post-meal glucose
and insulin spikes."
    The study's results were published in the Journal of the American College
of Nutrition in December 2008.
    About PROMITOR(TM) Dietary Fiber
    Tate & Lyle's PROMITOR(TM) Dietary Fiber can be easily incorporated into a
large range of food and beverage applications without compromising great taste
and texture. The PROMITOR(TM) Dietary Fiber range includes PROMITOR(TM)
Soluble Corn Fiber and PROMITOR(TM) Resistant Starch, and can be used to help
promote digestive health and immunity, and obesity and weight management for
the entire family. For more information about PROMITOR(TM) Dietary Fibers,
visit http://www.promitorfiber.com
    About Tate & Lyle
    Tate & Lyle is a world-leading renewable food and industrial ingredients
company, serving a global market from over 50 production facilities throughout
the Americas, Europe and South East Asia. Our efficient, large-scale
manufacturing plants turn agricultural products, corn and cane sugar into
valuable ingredients for our customers. These ingredients add taste, texture,
nutrition and increased functionality to products that millions of people
around the world use or consume every day.
    Tate & Lyle's range of leading branded food ingredients include SPLENDA(R)
Sucralose, PROMITOR(TM) Dietary Fiber, STA-LITE(R), Polydextrose, Tate & Lyle
Fairtrade Sugar and Lyle's Golden Syrup. Tate & Lyle also produces branded
industrial ingredients including Bio-PDO(TM), Ethylex(R) and STA-Lock(R) paper
starches; and staple ingredients such as high fructose corn syrup, sugar,
ethanol, citric acid and basic starches. In addition to providing a wide range
of ingredients, our expert sales and product applications teams support
customers by providing technical advice and proprietary consumer insight
studies.
    Tate & Lyle is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol
TATE.L.
American Depositary Receipts trade under TATYY. In the year to 31 March 2008,
Tate & Lyle employed 6,488 people in its subsidiaries and joint ventures, and
sales totaled 3.4 billion pounds Sterling. http://www.tateandlyle.com
    SPLENDA(R) is a trademark of McNeil Nutritionals, LLC
    Research Methodology: Twelve healthy, volunteer subjects in Canada from
various ethnic backgrounds participated in the study.
SOURCE  Tate & Lyle

Pashen Black of Tate & Lyle, +1-217-421-2397, pashen.black@tateandlyle.com
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