High-Fiber Diet Linked To Lower Risk Of Death In Study Of Nearly 1 Million People
By Shereen Lehman
(Reuters Health) – People who ate the most fiber were less likely to die of any cause during a recent study of nearly one million people.
The finding might be explained by fiber’s potential to lower the risk of chronic diseases including heart disease, stroke, diabetes and several types of cancer, researchers say.
Individuals should be encouraged to increase their dietary fiber intake “to potentially decrease the risk of premature death,” Yang Yang, of the Shanghai Cancer Institute in China, and colleagues write in the American Journal of Epidemiology.
They pooled data from 17 previous studies that tracked 982,411 men and women, mostly in Europe and the U.S., and recorded about 67,000 deaths. —> Read More Here