Dietary fibre cuts risk of ischemic heart disease death

Dietary fibre cuts risk of ischemic heart disease death

We know that fibre (only available from plants) is directly related to lower levels of bowel cancer and is preventative in almost all modern lifestyle disease.  We now see how vegetables specifically, more so than wholegrains and fruits, have the biggest protective effect on heart disease.

Eat more vegetables and lower your heart disease risk
Study as published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition on May 23, 2012.  N. Wareham of University of Oxford and colleagues looked over 11 years of data from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition-Heart study.  This included 306,331 men and women from eight different European countries. 

These researchers found that:

  • Each 10 grams per day of dietary fibre was linked to a 15% reduced risk of ischemic heart disease
  • Vegetable fibre was the most healthy and preventative (as previously proven) with 2.5 grams of vegetable fibre per day giving a 10% reduction
  • Every 5 grams per day of higher cereal fibre intake was associated with a 9% reduction
  • Every 2.5 grams per day of fruit fibre was linked to a 6% reduction

The researchers said “A higher consumption of dietary fibre is associated with a lower risk of fatal IHD”. 

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As reported by on Sunday July 14, 2012.

Posted: Monday 30 July 2012