Fiber, Women & Cardiovascular Disease

A study published in February 2012 had some good news for women. The study, which investigated the eating habits of more than 20,000 women in Malmo, Sweden, showed that women who ate a high fiber diet had an almost 25% lower risk of cardiovascular disease than women whose diets were low in fiber. The study also found that, for men, a high fiber diet lowered their risk of stroke, though it didn’t affect their risk of cardiovascular disease. The women obtained most of their fiber from fruits and vegetables, while the men got most of theirs from bread, suggesting why there is a difference in the types of protection between men and women.

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