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High-fiber diet linked with reduced breast cancer risk

Fiber consumption may significantly reduce the risk of breast cancer, according to new research from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The study, which pooled data from 20 previous studies, found that women who consumed the highest amounts of fiber were…

Fiber has benefits beyond gut health

Consuming between 22 and 34 grams of fiber a day can help keep the gut healthy, and it also has been linked to a number of other health benefits.

Instead of beef, try this

Swapping beef for foods like beans, nuts, and peas can benefit people’s health, say experts—and it can help the planet’s health, too. While eating too much red meat has been linked with many chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and…

Eating more whole grains linked with lower mortality rates

For immediate release: June 13, 2016 Boston, MA –  Eating more whole grains may reduce the risk of premature death, according to a new meta-analysis by researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The study found that people who ate…

Higher dietary fiber intake in young women may reduce breast cancer risk

For immediate release: February 1, 2016 Boston, MA – Women who eat more high-fiber foods during adolescence and young adulthood—especially lots of fruits and vegetables—may have significantly lower breast cancer risk than those who eat less dietary fiber when young, according to…

Eating more fiber after heart attack may lengthen life

Heart attack survivors who eat more fiber may live longer, according to a new study led by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers. People who ate the most fiber after a heart attack had a 25% lower chance of dying in…

Can soda with fiber fight fat?

Does adding dietary fiber to soda make it healthier than regular soda? Not necessarily, according to two nutrition experts at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). Walter Willett and Lilian Cheung commented in a November 15, 2012 Time.com article about a new…

Fiber

Fiber is a type of carbohydrate that the body can’t digest. Though most carbohydrates are broken down into sugar molecules, fiber cannot be broken down into sugar molecules, and instead it passes through the body undigested. Fiber helps regulate the body’s use…