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Fiber intake and all-cause mortality in the Prevención con Dieta Mediterránea (PREDIMED) Study.

Low total mortality risk is associated with increased consumption of high-fiber diets rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.

This study evaluated the relationship between fiber intake and mortality risk. Researchers examined the nutritional data of 7,216 male and female subjects between the ages of 55 – 75 years recruited from the the Prevención con Dieta Mediterránea (PREDIMED) Study. Mortality records were obtained from the National Death Index.

Researchers found out that subjects who regularly consumed high fiber diets loaded with fruits, vegetables, and whole grains had lower all-cause mortality risk. Consistent consumption of 210 grams of fruits per day was found to decrease total mortality risk by 41%, and this protective association was strongest for cardiovascular mortality.The results of this study support dietary recommendations that promote high dietary ingestion of fiber –rich foods for the reduction of all-cause mortality risk.

Research Summary Information

  • 2014
  • Buil-Cosiales P, Zazpe I, Toledo E, Corella D, Salas-Salvadó J, Diez-Espino J, Ros E, Fernandez-Creuet Navajas J, Santos-Lozano JM, Arós F, Fiol M, Castañer O, Serra-Majem L, Pintó X, Lamuela-Raventós RM, Marti A, Basterra-Gortari FJ, Sorlí JV, Verdú-Rotellar JM, Basora J, Ruiz-Gutierrez V, Estruch R, Martínez-González MÁ.
  • From the Prevención con Dieta Mediterránea Research Network (Red 06/0045) (PB-C, IZ, ET, JS-S, JD-E, FA, LS-M, XP, RML-R, AM, FJB-G, JB, VR-G, RE, and MÁM-G) and the Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red Fisiopatología de la Obesidad y Nutrición (PB-C, IZ, ET, DC, JS-S, JD-E, ER, JF-CN, JMS-L, FA, MF, OC, LS-M, XP, RML-R, AM, FJB-G, JVS, JMV-R, JB, VR-G, RE, and MÁM-G), Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain; the Servicio Navarro de Salud-Osasunbidea (PB-C, JD-E, and FJB-G), Pamplona, Spain; the Departments of Preventive Medicine and Public Health (IZ, ET, and MÁM-G) and Nutrition (AM), University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain; the Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain (DC and JVS); the Human Nutrition Department, Hospital Universitari Sant Joan, Institut d'Investigació Sanitaria Pere Virgili, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Reus, Spain (JS-S and JB); the Lipid Clinic, Department of Endocrinology and Nutrition (ER), the Department of Internal Medicine (RE), Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer, Hospital Clinic, and the Department of Nutrition and Food Science, School of Pharmacy, Xarxa de Referència en Tecnologia dels Aliments, Instituto de Investigación en Nutrición y Seguridad Alimentaria (RML-R), University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain (ER); the Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Malaga, Malaga, Spain (JF-CN); the Department of Family Medicine, Primary Care Division of Seville, San Pablo Health Center, Seville, Spain (JMS); the Department of Cardiology, University Hospital of Alava, Vitoria, Spain (FA); the Institute of Health Sciences, University of Balearic Islands, and Hospital Son Espases, Palma de Mallorca, Spain (MF); the Cardiovascular and Nutrition Research Group, Institut de Recerca Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain (OC); the Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain (LS-M); the Lipids and Vascular Risk Unit.
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  • No. Source of funding disclosure not found
  • No. Potential conflicts disclosure not found
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