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Fiber Consumption May Help Improve Cardiovascular Health After Heart Attack

“It is never to late to increase your consumption of dietary fiber,” The New York Times’ Well blog suggests based on a study in BMJ. Researchers looked at the consumption of dietary fiber of 4,098 people after they had a heart attack. After adjusting for age, medication use, smoking and other factors, researchers found that those who increased their fiber intake the most since their first heart attack “had a 31 percent lower risk of dying from any cause, and a 35 percent lower risk of cardiovascular death, than those who increased their intake the least.”

Read it in The New York Times‘ Well blog.

Read the study in BMJ.