Dietary fiber for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease.

Cardiovascular disease is less likely to occur in frequent consumers of fiber-rich diets.

This study evaluated the role of dietary fiber in the prevention of cardiovascular disease. Researchers tracked the dietary habits of 1,513 subjects that participated in 23 controlled trials. They found out that diets rich in dietary fiber had a positive effect on cardiovascular disease risk factors, such as total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, and diastolic blood pressure. The results of this study demonstrate that habitual consumption of dietary fiber may play a beneficial role in the prevention cardiovascular disease.

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