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High-fibre diet 'benefits heart attack patients'

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Posted in Science on 30th Apr, 2014 11:44 PM by AlexMuller

Heart-attack survivors were more likely to be alive nine years later if they followed a high-fibre diet, a study in the British Medical Journal found. Every 10g-per-day increase in fibre intake was linked with a 15% drop in death risk during the study. Dietary fibre may improve blood pressure and cholesterol, experts say.

 
On average, most people in the UK get about 14g of fibre a day, against a target of at least 18g. US experts recommend up to 38g a day. Fruit, such as bananas and apples, root vegetables, such as carrots and potatoes, wholemeal bread, cereals and bran are all good sources of dietary fibre.
 
A jacket potato and baked beans contain about 10g of fibre; two slices of wholemeal bread about 4g.

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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-05-01
+3
All these studies about diet and specific conditions such as post heart operations or different types of cancer- are certainly interesting. However, one has to consider person as an entire organism and what might be good for one circumstance may not be good for another Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-05-01
+3
While researchers were not able to say for sure what caused the fibre benefit seen here, they seem to be confident that, on average, people are not getting enough fibre in their diets - so we need to have more anyway!
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-05-01
+2
Yes, have more food like fruit and veg, beans and lentils, and also from cereal products, which this study found to be particularly beneficial. Reply
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-05-01
+3
For a heart attach- the stress rather than diet is the factor to watch. As someone commented " A recent study has shown that people who are in full time salaried employment, who have no dependants, do not watch any news or current affairs, have no debt or political affiliation and can employ a mentality which simply could not give a damn about anything or anybody are over 6000% less likely to have a heart attack .... and thats a fact " Reply


 

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