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High-fiber diet linked to lower risk of heart disease

Posted:  Monday, December 30, 2013

We may have heard it before, but the benefits of eating a healthy diet - with plenty of fiber and fresh vegetables - lie not only in a more lithesome figure, but may also contribute to general heart health, according to new research from the University of Leeds in the UK.

The research, published on bmj.com, links greater fiber intake with a lower risk of both cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease. The researchers claim that the risk lowers significantly with every additional 7 g of fiber eaten each day.

And as the holiday season approaches with its host of temptations, this may be a timely reminder to rethink your approach to mealtimes and rediscover the flavors of fresh food.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 600,000 Americans die from heart disease every year - one in every four deaths. But the new research shows that simple lifestyle changes may have a greater impact than previously thought.

The good news is that cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease rates are declining in both the US and many European countries. But a few dietary tweaks may dramatically reduce the risks.

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