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Men and women consuming them most fiber, 26-29 grams per day, were 22% less likely to die over 9 yrs
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The one-fifth of men and women consuming the most dietary fiber—29 grams per day for men and 26 grams per day for women—compared to the one-fifth consuming the least (11-13 grams per day) were 22% less likely to die during an average follow-up of 9 years according to the a study from researchers at the U.S. National Cancer Institute.
Of interest was that men and women consuming the most fiber were 56-59% less likely to die from infectious diseases compared to people consuming the least.
Subjects: 219,123 men and 168,999 women
The study included 219,123 men and 168,999 women, 50- to 71-years-old, from 6 US states (California, Florida, Louisiana, New Jersey, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania) and 2 metropolitan areas (Atlanta, Georgia, and Detroit, Michigan) responded to a mailed questionnaire in 1995 and 1996.
After exclusions, the analytic cohort comprised 219 123 men and 168 999 women.
Park Y, Subar AF, Hollenbeck A, and Schatzkin A. Dietary fiber intake and mortality in the NIH-AARP diet and health study. Arch Intern Med, 2011 Jun 27; 171(12): 1061-1068.
Author’s Contact Info
Yikyung Park, ScD
Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics
National Cancer Institute
6120 Executive Blvd
Rockville, MD 20852 USA
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