Increasing Fiber Intake May Slow Atherosclerosis

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FIBER in human nutrition
FOOD -- Fiber content
CARDIOVASCULAR system -- Diseases -- Prevention
ATHEROSCLEROSIS -- Prevention
LIPIDS
NUTRITION

Abstract:Discusses a study published in the "American Journal of Clinical Nutrition," which supports the hypothesis that fiber retards the progression of cardiovascular disease through its effects on lipids. Correlation between increased high-density lipoprotein (HDL) levels and an increase in total fiber, viscous fiber and pectin intake; Regulation of serum lipids by dietary fiber; Process of slowing the progression of atherosclerosis.

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