Fiber and cardiovascular disease risk: how strong is the evidence?

@article{Erkkil2006FiberAC,
  title={Fiber and cardiovascular disease risk: how strong is the evidence?},
  author={Arja T Erkkil{\"a} and Alice H Lichtenstein},
  journal={The Journal of cardiovascular nursing},
  year={2006},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={3-8}
}
Dietary fiber consists of edible parts of plants or analogous carbohydrates that are resistant to digestion and absorption in the human small intestine. Fiber can be classified as a dietary source (eg, cereal, fruit, vegetable, or legume) or as a supplement. Based on chemical properties, fiber can be divided to water-soluble (eg, beta-glucans, pectin, and guar) and insoluble (eg, cellulose and lignin) forms. An increasing number of observational findings have reported a lower incidence of… CONTINUE READING