Thursday, April 18, 2013

Dietary fiber could reduce stroke risk

Eating right benefits everyone. Recently, research made news about how dietary fiber can reduce stroke risk:
Each additional 7 g of daily dietary fiber intake was associated with a significant 7% lower risk of hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke combined, Diane Threapleton, MSc, of the University of Leeds, England, and colleagues reported online in Stroke.
"Our study supports current guidelines to increase fiber consumption," the researchers concluded, although they noted that too little data were available to narrow down what sources or types of fiber were most protective.
So - remember the fiber. Good for you in surprising ways!

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