Washington: Scientists have found that a high-fiber diet could be a critical heart-healthy lifestyle change young and middle-aged adults can make.
“The results are pretty amazing. Younger (20 to 39 years) and middle-aged (40 to 59 years) adults with the highest fiber intake, compared to those with the lowest fiber intake, showed a statistically significant lower lifetime risk for cardiovascular disease,” said Ning.However, in adults 60 to 79 years, dietary fiber intake was not significantly associated with a reduction in lifetime risk of cardiovascular disease. It’s possible that the beneficial effect of dietary fiber may require a long period of time to achieve, and older adults may have already developed significant risk for heart disease before starting a high-fiber diet, according to Ning.As for young and middle-aged adults, now is the time to start making fiber a big part of your daily diet, said Ning. ANI