LONDON — Funding from Tate & Lyle, P.L.C. will allow APC Microbiome Ireland to screen dietary fibers and identify potential health benefits for specific age groups. The research also will explore the benefits of fiber for specific health outcomes, particularly relating to cardio-metabolic health.

Based at University College Cork and Teagasc, APC Microbiome Ireland researches antimicrobial and therapeutic microbes. It is a Science Foundation Institute research center.

“Dietary fiber provides a wide range of health benefits, including digestive health, keeping blood glucose levels healthy, weight management, cholesterol reduction and possibly even bone health,” said Andrew Taylor, president, innovation and commercial, for London-based Tate & Lyle. “At Tate & Lyle, we are excited by the potential our fibers have to address significant societal health challenges, and by working with APC Microbiome Ireland we’re committed to building further the evidence based around the positive role fiber can play in improving public health.”