Increased Fiber Intake Beneficial for Reducing Heart Attack...

ATLANTA (September 8, 2014) — Increasing your intake of fiber after a heart attack may reduce your risk of a subsequent heart attack, according to a recent study by Li et al. The study, published in the British Medical Journal, reviewed data from two large studies, the Nurses’ Health Study, which followed...

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Animal Study Shows Possible Mechanism for Fiber’s Role...

ATLANTA (September 8, 2014) — Researchers find possible mechanism to explain why fiber is associated with reduced appetite, according to a new study by Frost et al. published in Nature Communications. In the study, the researchers supplemented high-fat diets of mice with a highly digestible fiber, inulin, or a poorly...

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Study in Mice Shows Benefit of Fiber to...

ATLANTA (April 30, 2014) — Previous studies have shown the benefit of fiber on digestive health, but according to a study published in Nature Medicine, consumption of fiber may also help with reducing inflammation caused by allergic reaction. In the study, researchers examined the effect of dietary fiber on inflammation...

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Review Finds Increased Fiber Intake Reduces Heart Attacks...

ATLANTA (February 12, 2014) —  A recent review has found that an additional seven grams per day of dietary fiber can lower risk of heart disease by 9%. The findings appeared online December 19 in the British Medical Journal. The authors reviewed more than 20 studies from 1990 to 2013 to determine...

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Increased Fiber Intake May Protect Against Risk of...

ATLANTA (August 1, 2013) — A study published in Stroke found that people who ate more dietary fiber were less like to have a stroke. In a study entitled “Dietary Fiber Intake and Risk of First Stroke: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis”, authors Threapleton et al looked at past literature to determine if there...

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The Calorie Control Council Responds to Inaccurate Media...

Despite some media reports to the contrary, the findings presented in the study “Fermentable Fibers do not Affect Satiety or Food Intake by Women Who do not Practice Restrained Eating,”1 do not demonstrate that fiber does not lead to the feeling of fullness (also known as satiety). As the study...

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