Friday, February 18, 2011

In the News: A Fiber Rich Diet Lowers Mortality Risk!

A study released this week with data from the NIH (National Institutes of Health)-AARP Diet and Health Study showed an association between dietary fiber intake and the risk of death from various diseases. Scientists from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) published their findings online ahead of print Feb. 14 in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

Researchers found a correlation between dietary fiber intake and a significantly lowered risk of total death in both men and women, Fiber intake lowered the risk of death from cardiovascular, infectious and respiratory diseases by 24 percent to 56 percent in men and by 34 percent to 59 percent in women.

To read a summary of the article and journal abstract click HERE


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