Michael Keenan, a professor in the LSU AgCenter School of Nutrition and Food Sciences, conducts research on resistant starch. A new health claim approved by the Food and Drug Administration says the resistant starch, high-amylose maize starch, could be effective in the fight against Type 2 diabetes. (Photo by Tobie Blanchard/LSU AgCenter)
High-amylose maize starch, which contains a high amount of starch that resists digestion and was tested for health benefits with the help of LSU AgCenter researchers, could be effective in the fight against Type 2 diabetes, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The FDA approved a qualified health claim for products containing high-amylose maize starch, saying the consumption of this starch may reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes.