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Tuesday
Feb152011

Diet High in Fiber Reduces Your Risk of Death

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(ROCKVILLE, Md.) - Fiber may help reduce your risk of dying from heart disease, according to a new study. In fact, eating foods rich in fiber can reduce your risk of death from any cause by 22 percent.

“Prior studies have focused on the relationship between fiber intake and cardiovascular disease, but few have examined the link between dietary fiber and mortality,” study researcher Yikyung Park, a scientist at the National Cancer Institute, told WebMD. “Our analysis adds to the literature and suggests that dietary fiber is associated with a decreased likelihood of death.”

The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicince, found that fiber from grains, not fruits and vegetables, was most effective in promoting overall health and well-being.

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