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Study Strengthens Link Between Low Dietary Fiber Intake and Increased Cardiovascular Risk

Posted October 21, 2013

A new study published in the December issue of The American Journal of Medicine shows a significant association between low dietary fiber intake and cardiometabolic risks including metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular inflammation, and obesity. Surveillance data from 23,168 subjects in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 1999-2010 was used to examine the role dietary fiber plays in heart health.

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Adding Citrus Fiber to Meatballs Improves Nutritional Quality, Does Not Affect Taste, MU Researcher Finds

Posted October 14, 2013

Many American diets fall short of meeting nutritional guidelines resulting in burgeoning obesity rates and health problems across the nation. Statistics show that most Americans consume only half of the daily recommended amount of dietary fiber.

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Does dietary calcium interact with dietary fiber against colorectal cancer? A case–control study in Central Europe

Posted October 6, 2013

An unfavorable trend of increasing rates of colorectal cancer has been observed across modern societies. In general, dietary factors are understood to be responsible for up to 70% of the disease’s incidence, though there are still many inconsistencies regarding the impact of specific dietary items. Among the dietary minerals, calcium intake may play a crucial role in the prevention. The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of intake of higher levels of dietary calcium on the risk of developing of colorectal cancer, and to evaluate dose dependent effect and to investigate possible effect modification.

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The Easiest Way to Dramatically Lower Risk of Stroke

Posted September 11, 2013

Incidence of stroke in the US and western cultures continues to grow at a staggering rate as it takes the lives of nearly 150,000 Americans each year, making this debilitating illness the fourth leading cause of preventable death. Closely aligned with heart disease and other vascular disorders, stroke is the result of several key modifiable lifestyle factors including smoking, lack of regular exercise and poor dietary choices that promote arterial hardening and blood clots that circulate until they reach a narrowed artery, wreaking permanent disability or death.

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New Study Shows How To Easily Get More Fiber In Your Diet Without Increasing Calories

Posted August 14, 2013

Despite recommendations from nutrition and health experts, most Americans still struggle to get enough fiber in their diet. In fact, the average American would have to double his/her fiber intake to meet current recommendations, which can be a daunting task. But a new study in Nutrition Today, published by Wolters Kluwer Health – LWW, shows how small step changes in the diet can help people reach their fiber goals while also keeping calories under control.

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Top 10 health benefits of fiber

Posted August 3, 2013

Dietary fiber provides numerous benefits to the human body. The top ten benefits include keeping the heart healthy, cancer prevention, it lowers cholesterol, prevents gallstones and kidney stones, promotes healthy skin, prevents stroke, aids in weight management, regulates bowels, increases energy, and it may affect the course of diabetes.

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Blue lupin kernel fiber may boost colon health: RCT

Posted July 23, 2013

Fibers from the blue lupin kernel may improve the function of the colon and potential reduce the risk of colon cancer, says a new study from Friedrich Schiller University of Jena in Germany.

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Effects of legume kernel fibres and citrus fibre on putative risk factors for colorectal cancer: a randomised, double-blind, crossover human intervention trial

Posted July 17, 2013

In some studies, high intake of dietary fibre has been associated with a lower risk of colorectal cancer. The present study aimed to compare physiological effects of three legume kernel fibres and citrus fibre on blood lipids (primary outcome: LDL cholesterol) and colonic health.

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New USDA Study Finds More Fiber, Less Sugar & Sodium in Breakfast Cereals

Posted June 5, 2013

New research from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), published in the June issue of Procedia Food Science, shows the positive changes food companies have made to enhance the nutrition profile of ready-to-eat cereals.

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Eat these six delicious healing foods high in fiber to regulate your digestion

Posted April 27, 2013

Fibers are considered an important part of our daily diet. Yet, there are no nutrients taken into our bodies from fiber, and fiber content is not even digestible. So what’s the point?

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