High fiber intake is tied to lower diabetes, heart risks in teens

11/8/2011 | Yahoo!

Consuming a large amount of fiber from vegetables and whole grains is associated with a lower chance of having risk factors for diabetes and heart disease in teens, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. Researchers examined the diet of more than 2,000 12- to 19-year-olds and found that 9% of those who ate the least amount of fiber had metabolic syndrome, compared with 3% of those with the highest fiber intake.

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