High fibre diet linked to lower rates of premature death

People who ate the most fibre are less likely to die from any cause, during a recent study in the Journal of Epidemiology, and produced by Professor Yang Yang and colleagues of the Shanghai Cancer Institute in China. They pooled data from 17 previous studies involving Western populations and over 1 mllion people.

The y went on to conclude that "Individuals should be encouraged to increase their dietary fiber intake to potentially decrease the risk of premature death"

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Reference: bit.ly/1zRqnHa American Journal of Epidemiology, online December 31, 2014.