Saturday, July 14, 2012

Fiber Lowers CVD Risk

 "Foods that are high in fiber provide protection against
cardiovascular disease (CVD), and the effect is particularly
strong in women. Researchers in Sweden reached those
conclusions after studying the eating habits of more than
20,000 people.
  Women who ate a high-fiber diet had a nearly 25 percent
lower risk of CVD compared to women who ate a low-fiber
diet. The effect was less pronounced in men, although high fiber
intake did protect men from stroke. The researchers speculate
that women tend to consume fiber from healthier sources than
men do. Women ate a lot of fiber in the form of fruit and
vegetables, but the most significant source of fiber for men
was bread."

-Natural Choices Magazine, July 2012