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High fibre diet lowers levels of multiple diseases

Low-carbohydrate diets miss out on fibre from whole-grains


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High fibre diet lowers levels of type-2 diabetes, bowel cancer, body weight, blood pressure and cholesterol

People should be eating a minimum of 25g of fibre per day.

Even more benefits for pushing past 30g (1oz).

In the UK, less than one in 10 adults eats 30g of fibre daily.

Fibre is found in fruit, vegetables, whole-grain cereals, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Low-carbohydrate diets miss out on fibre from whole-grains.

Universities of Otago and Dundee analysed 185 studies and 58 clinical trials.

The study was published in The Lancet medical journal.

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John Cummings

Emeritus Professor of Gastroenterology at University of Dundee.

The Lancet

Medical journal covering general medicine

University of Dundee

Founded in 1967, University of Dundee is a public research unversity in Scotland. It is considered a top university in the world.

University of Otago

Public Research university.

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