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DOES CONSUMING FIBER REALLY HELP? ELIZABETH TRACEY REPORTS

Thousands of Americans followed over ten years donít lie: consuming more fiber reduces the risk of death from any cause, a study following AARP members reported recently. Michele Bellantoni, a geriatrics expert at Johns Hopkins, says we should all take these conclusions to heart.

BELLANTONI: I thought this was just a very practical study that has implications for each of us as we age in this country, and gets down to gee, how did I start my day today, and what did I have and how much dietary fiber did I have and does it make a difference? And to summarize this study is yes, it makes a difference. The outcome of this study was a 22% reduction for both men and women at nine years for those who had consumed the most dietary fiber compared to those in the lowest 25% in terms of their dietary intake of fiber.     :35

So read those food labels, Bellantoni says.  At Johns Hopkins, I’m Elizabeth Tracey.


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