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Study Assesses How Fiber Prevents Diabetes and Obesity

Posted January 15, 2014

Scientists have known for the past twenty years that a fiber-rich diet protects the organism against obesity and diabetes but the mechanisms involved have so far eluded them. A French-Swedish team including researchers from CNRS, Inserm and the Université Claude Bernard Lyon has succeeded in elucidating this mechanism, which involves the intestinal flora and the ability of the intestine to produce glucose between meals.

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High Fiber Diet May Decrease Severity of Asthma Reaction

Posted January 12, 2014

If you have asthma, you have an extra reason to focus on eating more fruits and vegetables. It may help reduce the severity of your symptoms.

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Dietary fiber reduces asthma

Posted January 6, 2014

A high-fiber diet reduces the severity of allergic airway disease, including decreased lung inflammation, in mice according to a study published online in Nature Medicine. These findings highlight how diet can influence immune cell development and disease outside of the gut.

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Do you want a healthier heart: Try eating more fiber

Posted January 2, 2014

Heart disease is a deadly condition and eating more fiber can help you beat this killer. There has been a literal epidemic of heart disease in the United States and worldwide. Primary factors associated with the high rates of heart disease are sedentary lifestyles, smoking and poor diets. More and more research has been showing that eating more fiber can help you beat heart disease.

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Study: Dietary Fiber Intake Associated With Lower Risk of Heart Disease

Posted December 20, 2013

In recent years, a decline in both cardiovascular disease (CVD) and coronary heart disease (CHD) has been seen in some European countries and the United States. However, it still remains a significant issue accounting for almost half (48%) and a third (34%) of all deaths in Europe and the United States.

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Long-term dietary fiber intake linked to Crohn’s disease

Posted December 3, 2013

Long-term intake of dietary fiber is associated with a reduced risk of Crohn’s disease (CD), but not ulcerative colitis (UC), according to a study published in the November issue of Gastroenterology.

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High-Fiber Foods May Ward Off Breast Cancer

Posted November 26, 2013

Here is yet another reason to get excited for Thanksgiving dinner: Eating fiber-rich foods, such as Brussels sprouts, apples, sweet potatoes and greens, can help protect against breast cancer. A review of 10 studies found that higher fiber consumption is linked to a reduced risk of this dreaded illness that afflicts one out of every eight women in America. Another study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology found that a dietary intake of 20 to 30 grams of fiber per day can lower estrogen levels, a factor involved in the early development of breast.

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The effect of high fiber snacks on digestive function and diet quality in a sample of school-age children

Posted November 25, 2013

Dietary fiber (DF) intake in American children is suboptimal, increasing the risk of GI distress and contributing to poor diet quality. The objective of this study was to determine the effect of introducing two high-fiber snacks per day on gastrointestinal function as well as nutrient and food group intake in healthy children ages 7-11 years old.

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Fiber strengthens your heart, oatmeal and these fruits have it

Posted October 27, 2013

There has been a lot of talk about the vital importance of a healthy lifestyle for a healthy heart. It is generally well recognized that regular aerobic exercise will help to keep your heart in good shape. However, it’s also important to eat well to maintain cardiovascular health, and one important factor in a heart healthy diet is to eat foods which have a lot of fiber.

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Eating a lot of fiber could save your life

Posted October 21, 2013

There has been a great deal of hype in the natural health press about the vital importance of fiber for your overall good health. It appears there is a great deal more to this than simply serving as good marketing for certain foods and magazines. Studies have consistently confirmed that fiber is simply good for your health, and lack of fiber could make you very sick.

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