Research carried out at the University of Otago in New Zealand has shown a direct relationship between greater consumption of fiber and the risk reduction in the occurrence of heart disease, diabetes and colon cancer.
Systematic conducted research for almost 40 years showed that in patients with diet rich in fiber compared to those who have eaten the least, the risk of death and diseases associated with coronary disease, infarction, type 2 diabetes and colon cancer fell by 15- thirty%. These studies will be used by the World Health Organization to issue new recommendations on the consumption of fiber.
25 grams of fiber
The author of the study, Dr Andrew Reynolds is of the opinion that the results indicate the need to enable more fiber to the diet. "Our study showed that we should consume at least 25 to 29 grams of fiber a day, but most of us consume less than 20 grams," explains Dr Reynolds. Co-author of the study Professor Jim Mann confirms that the research results are breakthrough. "These research is important, because in the public there are still a few ambiguities in the matter of how to choose our meals and what effect our choices are on the risk of certain diseases. We all realized that fiber has a beneficial effect on our health, but now we have a hard evidence. "
The analysis included 58 clinical trials and 185 research from around the world, which treat on the fiber impact, full-value food and glycemic index. Professor Mann considers that these examination is unique because they analyzed a number of indicators and disease runs. Previous studies took into account only one factor and a small number of diseases. Research has shown that people who have increased the amount of fiber in the diet had lower body weight and cholesterol levels. "It turned out that the high-hour diet has a huge impact on the protection of the body against heart diseases, diabetes and cancer" - explains Professor Mann.