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High-fibre diet may lower risk of death, chronic diseases

ANI  |  Washington D.C. [USA] 

A new study now finds that people who eat that have higher fibre content have lower risk of death and such as or

The study, that was published in the journal The Lancet saw of the study, Andrew Reynolds, a at the in New Zealand, state that fibre's benefits have been recorded by over 100 years of research, reported

The study finds that higher intakes of fibre "led to a reduced incidence of a surprisingly broad range of (heart disease, type 2 and colorectal cancer)," reduced body weight and total cholesterol, and reduced mortality, Reynolds wrote. Similar findings were shown with increasing whole-grain intakes.

The team was commissioned by the Organization to inform future fibre intake recommendations.

Speaking about the study, Jim Mann, and medicine at the said, "The benefits of dietary fibre appear to be even greater than we thought previously."

According to the study, 15 per cent to 30 per cent reduced risk of death and in people who included the most fibre in their as compared to those with the lowest intake.

A fibre-rich diet was linked, on average, to a 22 per cent reduced risk of stroke, a 16 per cent lower risk of Type 2 and colorectal cancer, and a 30 per cent reduced risk of death from

Based on the research, experts recommend 25 grams (0.88 ounces) to 29 grams (1.02 ounces) of fibre each day. Higher amounts are even more beneficial, according to the analysis.

The analysis found no dangers with a high fibre intake. But it adds that for people with an iron deficiency, high levels of whole grains can further reduce iron levels.

The study further found small risk reduction in and Type 2 for people adhering to a low-glycemic-index diet, which involves foods like green vegetables, most fruits, kidney beans and bran breakfast cereals.

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First Published: Sat, January 12 2019. 12:05 IST