ABC News has reported the results of a study which found that a diet high in fibre reduced the risk of a wide range of potentially life-threatening conditions, including heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure.
This is in addition to the well known role of fibre in preventing conditions like constipation, haemorrhoids, obesity and bowel cancer.
“What we came up with really surprised us in terms of the extent to which dietary fibre is protective against so many important diseases,” said study author Professor Jim Mann, from the University of Otago. “The effect is far stronger than we ever thought.”
See the article on ABC News for more