Higher fiber intake reduces inflammation, CVD risk in older adults

Higher fiber intake, specifically cereal fiber, was associated with lower levels of inflammation and a reduced risk for CVD in older adults, according to findings published in JAMA Network Open.“This is interesting as it suggests that cereal fiber, more so than vegetable or fruit fiber, may be most useful to reduce inflammation and/or CVD risk; this will, however, need to be confirmed in future interventional studies,” Rupak Shivakoti, PhD, an assistant professor of epidemiology in the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, told Healio.Shivakoti and colleaguesRead More

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