The Health Benefits of Fibre (BBC News / Lancet)


A systematic review and meta-analysis of previous studies indicates that consumption of dietary fibre (roughage) confers many health benefits. Comparison of health outcomes between the highest consumers of dietary fibre (versus the lowest) suggests that there is between 15-30% reduction in all-cause and cardiovascular-related mortality, the incidence of coronary heart disease (CHD), stroke, diabetes, and colorectal cancer associated with fibre consumption.​

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Gallagher, J. (2019). The lifesaving food 90% aren’t eating enough of. London: BBC Health News, January 11th 2019.

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Reynolds, A. Mann, J. [and] Cummings, J. [et al] (2019). Carbohydrate quality and human health: a series of systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Lancet. January 10th 2019, pii: S0140-6736(18)31809-9. [Epub ahead of print].

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Live longer – with added fibre. London: BBC Health News, January 11th 2019.

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