Individuals who adhere to a western dietary pattern may have a higher tendency of developing pancreatic cancer than their counterparts on diets loaded with fruits, vitamins, vegetables, and fiber.
Consistent consumption of high fiber diets may help reduce ischaemic heart disease mortality risk.
Adequate intake of high fiber diets, particularly those rich in water soluble fiber, may help slash down coronary heart disease risk.
Generous intake of dietary fiber, especially cereal and fruit fiber, may help guard against the development of coronary heart disease.
Women who are regular consumers of diets rich in fiber may have low chances of developing breast cancer.
"The problem is that the Westernized diet is delicious, easy and fast. It fits into the modern lifestyle," says Stephen O'Keefe, MD, professor of nutrition at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. But this fast, easy diet is lacking in fiber. More than 90 percent of the US population ages two and over are not...