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High-fiber diet protects against cardiovascular problems

Research we’re watching Want to reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and colorectal cancer? Eat more fiber, says a meta-analysis published online January 10 by The Lancet. Authors reviewed data from 185 prospective studies and 58 clinical trials and found that people who ate the most fiber had a 15% to 30% lower risk of dying from cardiovascular disease or developing diabetes or colon cancer, compared with people in the study who…

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