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How these high fiber foods could naturally stop Crohn’s flare-ups

Posted February 16, 2014

It’s been a few years since researchers published findings that eating broccoli and plantains could be good medicine for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. But how many doctors have recommended the food as a dietary approach to quell symptoms of irritable bowel disease (IBD)? Much has been published about the role of diet for treating IBD, but sometimes the important of eating specific foods gets lost in the shuffle, so to speak.

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How a fiber-rich diet protects against obesity and diabetes

Posted January 16, 2014

Researchers have long known that a diet rich in fiber can help protect against diabetes and obesity, but they have been unclear as to how. Now, investigators from France and Sweden say they have unveiled this mechanism. This is according to a study recently published in the journal Cell.

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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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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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Potential Link Between Body Weight, Diet And Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Posted April 30, 2012

Body weight in young adulthood and diet appeared to be associated with the risk for non-Hodgkin lymphoma, according to results presented at the 10th AACR International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research.

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