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Cereal fiber intake and risk of mortality from all causes, CVD, cancer and inflammatory diseases: a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies.

Low cancer and cardiovascular disease mortality risk is associated with regular consumption of diets rich in cereal fiber.

The aim of this meta-analysis was to assess dietary intake of cereal fiber in relation to total, cancer, cardiovascular, and inflammatory disease mortality risk. Researchers collated and analyzed data obtained from 14 published studies.

Researchers observed a low incidence of deaths from cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and other causes among regular consumers of fiber from cereals. On the other hand, generous intake of cereal fiber was found to have no effect on mortality from inflammatory diseases. The findings of this study support the hypothesis that habitual consumption of diets high in cereal fiber may decrease the rates of cancer- and cardiovascular-disease-related deaths in the general population.

Research Summary Information

  • 2016
  • Hajishafiee M, Saneei P, Benisi-Kohansal S, Esmaillzadeh A.
  • Food Security Research Center,Isfahan University of Medical Sciences,PO Box 81745-151,Isfahan,Iran. Department of Community Nutrition,School of Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics,Tehran University of Medical Sciences,PO Box 14155/6117,Tehran,Iran.
  • Yes, Free full text of study was found:
  • No. Source of funding disclosure not found
  • No. Potential conflicts disclosure not found
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