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Fiber Decreases Risk of Heart Disease

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Guest Post Courtesy of the Progressive Health Blog

Diets high in fiber have been proven to lower cholesterol and decrease the risk of heart disease. The recommended daily consumption of fiber is 20-35 grams, an amount that supersedes the average intake of 10-14 grams per day. Dietary fiber exists in two forms: soluble from fruits and grains and insoluble mainly from vegetables. A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that fiber also lowers the level of CRP, or C – reactive protein, in the blood. CRP is a marker of inflammation in the body and can be chronically elevated. Because of the association between inflammation and heart disease, CRP has been determined to be an independent marker of heart disease risk, regardless of family history, total cholesterol and weight. The study enrolled 524 adults and measured the levels of CRP in the blood as well as dietary intake of fiber, and lifestyle factors that would affect heart disease risk

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