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How is fiber intake related to cardiovascular disease?

Are you among the 96 percent of Americans who don’t get enough fiber? And among the one in three who suffer from cardiovascular disease? Well, there may be a correlation. A Tulane University study of 10,000 women found that those with the highest fiber intake had a 15 percent lower risk of heart disease. In addition, after analyzing the dietary data of 6,000 men and women, French researchers found that those with the highest intake of insoluble fiber had lower blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides and homocysteine levels.

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