Health benefits of dietary fiber.

  title={Health benefits of dietary fiber.},
  author={James W. Anderson and P. H. Baird and Richard H. Davis and Stefanie P. Ferreri and Mary Knudtson and Ashraf Koraym and Valerie Waters and C L Williams},
  journal={Nutrition reviews},
  volume={67 4},
Dietary fiber intake provides many health benefits. However, average fiber intakes for US children and adults are less than half of the recommended levels. Individuals with high intakes of dietary fiber appear to be at significantly lower risk for developing coronary heart disease, stroke, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and certain gastrointestinal diseases. Increasing fiber intake lowers blood pressure and serum cholesterol levels. Increased intake of soluble fiber improves glycemia and… CONTINUE READING
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