High-Fiber Diet Lowers Risk To Lifetime Heart Health

According to researchers at Northwestern University, people who consume more than 22 grams of dietary fiber a day are more likely to have a lower lifetime risk of cardiovascular disease. Diets high in fiber from fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and beans have previously been linked to lowered risk of high blood pressure, obesity, and elevated cholesterol but haven’t been studied for lifetime risk of major cardiovascular events such as heart attacks, strokes, and death from heart disease. The new research analyzed data from more than 11,000 people who participated in the National Health and Nutrition Examination and found only 15 percent of people consume the recommended 25 grams of fiber daily. More here.

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