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Saturday, January 12, 2019

In a new study published in the Lancet, researchers found that people with a higher fiber intake had a 15 to 30 percent decrease in disease-related mortality, frequency of coronary heart disease and stroke, type 2 diabetes, and colon cancer.

Those with a higher fiber intake also had lower body weight, blood pressure, and cholesterol compared to those with a low fiber intake.

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"An easy way to start is to try out high-fiber foods like legumes (black beans, lentils, peas) in your soups and on your salads, artichokes (also a prebiotic) with some garlic and olive oil, broccoli in a stir fry, Brussels sprouts as a side, avocados with everything, chia seeds on your morning oatmeal, and kale in your smoothies."

and from the study:

Just under 135 million person-years of data from 185 prospective studies and 58 clinical trials with 4635 adult participants were included in the analyses. Observational data suggest a 15–30% decrease in all-cause and cardiovascular related mortality, and incidence of coronary heart disease, stroke incidence and mortality, type 2 diabetes, and colorectal cancer when comparing the highest dietary fibre consumers with the lowest consumers

Clinical trials show significantly lower bodyweight, systolic blood pressure, and total cholesterol when comparing higher with lower intakes of dietary fibre.

www.thelancet.com(18)31809-9/fulltext

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2019-01-12 01:08 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


... Those with a higher fiber intake also had lower body weight, blood pressure, and cholesterol compared to those with a low fiber intake. ...

I wonder if it is actually the fiber itself, or the fact that high-fiber foods are typically the ones that are better for you overall.

There's not a lot of fiber in highly-sweetened soda, or a salt-laden Big Mac, etc.

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-01-12 01:47 PM | Reply

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