Fiber: The Rx for Disease-Free Aging

Fiber: The Rx for Disease-Free Aging - Health Council

“Foods rich in fiber not only keep you “regular,” they may help you live longer without disease, new research suggests.”

“Among more than 1,600 Australian adults, the top fiber consumers were 80 percent more likely to remain fully functional and disease-free as they aged, the study found. Fiber-rich foods include fruits and whole grains.”Our observations need to be confirmed by other large studies, and we can’t make recommendations at this stage such as pushing for a more plant-based diet,” said study lead author Bamini Gopinath, an associate professor in the University of Sydney’s Westmead Institute for Medical Research. Her Australian team only found an association rather than a cause-and-effect link.”

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