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  • 11/13/2011

Fiber cuts heart disease, diabetes risk

high fiber food can lower the risk of diabetes and heart disease in teenagers

A new study shows that teenagers who eat a lot of fiber-rich foods are less likely to have risk factors for diabetes and heart disease.

According to the National Library of Medicine’ s website, fiber-rich foods that are packed with vitamins, minerals and other chemicals can lower the risk for heart disease, stroke and diabetes among the teenagers.

Scientists, however, could not find a link between the risk factors, known as metabolic syndrome, and the kids' amount of saturated oil or cholesterol intake.

“That doesn’t give teens the green light to chow down on fatty foods,”‌ Joe Carlson, who heads the Division of Sports and Cardiovascular Nutrition at Michigan State University in East Lansing, told Reuters.

"We know if you eat a lot of saturated fat, it tends to raise (bad) cholesterol and total cholesterol," he added saying "If you ask me what you should eat, it should be something that was in the ground or something that was running around...not too much of the processed stuff."

The findings go along with the current dietary guidelines, which say high-fiber diets may cut the risk of heart disease, type two diabetes and obesity.

Source: presstv.ir

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