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January 1997 Issue

Finns Focus on Fiber For a Healthy Heart

Eating whole-grain rye bread and other fiber-rich foods can do your heart good, says new research from Finland. Among 21,930 middle-aged male smokers (at high risk for heart disease), those who ate the most fiber (about 35 grams a day) were 31% less likely to die of heart disease over six years than those who ate the least (16 grams daily -- similar to the U.S. intake). For every 10-gram increase in fiber

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