Study details how high fibre diets make for healthier lives - Malay Mail
Malaymail.com - Fri 11 Jan 07:46 GMT

Study details how high fibre diets make for healthier lives - Malay Mail

LONDON, Jan 11 — People who eat lots of high-fibre and whole grain foods have lower risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and other chronic diseases than people whose diets are low in fibre, a study commissioned by the World Health Organisation (WHO) says. …

  LONDON, Jan 11 — People who eat lots of high-fibre and whole grain foods have lower risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and other chronic diseases than people whose diets are low in fibre, a study commissioned by the World Health Organisation (WHO) says.

  For every 8g increase in fibre eaten a day, total deaths and incidences of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and bowel cancer fell by 5 to 27 per cent, the study said.

  According to the study, most people worldwide currently consume less than 20g of dietary fibre a day.

  In Britain in 2015, an advisory committee on nutrition recommended an increase in dietary fibre intake to 30g a day, but only 9 per cent of British adults manage to reach this target.

  Mann said the health benefits of dietary fibre — contained in foods such as whole grains, pulses, vegetables and fruit — come from its chemistry, physical properties, physiology and its effects on metabolism.