High-fiber diet linked to lower risk of death, disease

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(WTNH) – A new study from researchers says people who eat high-fiber diets have lower risk of death and chronic diseases.

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A researcher from New Zealand looked at 40 years worth of studies and tests, and found that higher intakes of fiber reduced body weight, total cholesterol, and helped people live longer.

There was also a drop in diseases including heart disease, type two diabetes, and colorectal cancer.

A dietary fiber includes plant-based carbohydrates like beans, whole grain cereals, and seeds. 

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