Study confirmed that fiber can lower CRP - a marker of future heart disease and diabetes
Researchers from the University of Massachusetts Medical School followed over 500 participants where diet intake, body composition and C-reactive protein (CRP) were monitored during each 5 visits. Researchers found that the risk of having elevated levels of CRP was 63 percent lower among participants who ate a diet high in fiber. CRP was recently recognized as an independent predictor of heart disease & diabetes. The results of this study was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in April 2006.
Editor's Note - Fruits, Vegetables and Whole Grains!
It has been known for some time that high fiber intake may prevent heart disease. Indeed, we reported the results of a large-scale study published in January 2006 by London researchers. This study found that just 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day can reduce their risk of developing stroke by 25 percent.
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