15 Feb '11, 2am

Your mum was right after all: People who eat high-fibre diets have a better chance of longer lives, a study says

Your mum was right after all: People who eat high-fibre diets have a better chance of longer lives, a study says

The government study also ties fiber with a lower risk of cancer deaths in men, but not women, possibly because men are more likely to die from cancers related to diet, like cancers of the esophagus. -- ST PHOTO: ASHLEIGH SIM CHICAGO - EAT more fibre and you just may live longer. That's the message from the largest study of its kind to find a link between high-fibre diets and lower risks of death not only from heart disease, but from infectious and respiratory illnesses as well. The government study also ties fibre with a lower risk of cancer deaths in men, but not women, possibly because men are more likely to die from cancers related to diet, like cancers of the esophagus. And it finds the overall benefit to be strongest for diets high in fibre from grains. Most Americans aren't getting enough roughage in their diets. The average American eats only about 15g of fibre eac...

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