Research Roundup

September 2011 Issue

Research Roundup: September 2011

Fiber reduces risk of death. Using data from the National Institutes of Health-AARP Diet and Health Study, which included more than 20,000 men and 11,000 women, researchers found that dietary fiber intake was linked with a significantly lower risk of total death in both men and women, as well as lower risk of death from cardiovascular, infectious, and respiratory diseases by 24 to 56 percent in men and 34 to 59 percent in women.

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