Fiber Intake Reduces Risk for Depressive Symptoms


High fiber intake may reduce the risk for symptoms from depression, according to a study published in Nutrition. Researchers reviewed data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and compared diet records with depression questionnaire results. Those who consumed 21 grams of fiber per day from fruits, vegetables, and all sources were less likely to exhibit depressive symptoms, compared…

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The Five-to-One Fiber Rule

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When people think fiber, they think constipation. And it’s true: If we could get Americans to eat just the minimum recommended daily intake of fiber-containing foods, we could save our country $80 billion—and that’s just from the effects on constipation alone. Read full article: More information: and and How Not to Die and How Not to Die…

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Fiber Reduces Risk of Death from Colon Cancer

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Fiber reduces the risk of dying from colorectal cancer, according to a new study published in JAMA Oncology. As part of Harvard’s Nurses’ Health Study and Health Professionals Follow-Up Study, researchers looked at 1,575 participants with colorectal cancer and analyzed their diets and risk for mortality. For every 5 grams of fiber added to their diets, the risk of dying…

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