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High-fiber diet lowers death risk after heart attack

English.news.cn   2014-05-08 09:00:57

BEIJING, May 8 (Xinhuanet) -- People have a lower death risk if they raise their high-fiber intake after heart attack, according to reports Wednesday quoting the British Medical Journal.

 It is found that with every 10 gram increase in fiber intake, the death risk could drop by 15 percent, in a nine-year-long research on 2,258 women and 1,840 men in the U. S..

Higher intake of fiber including grains and cereals linked to a 28 percent lower death risk than people who ate the least or none, pointed out Shanshan Li, lead author of the study and an epidemiologist at the Harvard School of Public Health.

"It’s important not to rely just on drugs to cut future risks,” Li wrote in the journal, suggesting healthy diet plays an important role in the development of heart and artery disease.

(Source: Agencies)

Editor: Shen Qing
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