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Monday, July 25, 2011

Protect your gut with high-fiber diet

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Health-Net: Vegetarian diets or dietary fiber may help protect us from intestinal disorders.

A study led by Dr Francesca Crowe from the Cancer Epidemiology Unit at Oxford University, published online in the British Medical Journal, involved 47,033 adults in the UK, and 15,459 of them are vegetarians.

After examining at least 11.6 years and found there were 812 cases of biventricular disease that causes the condition of cramps, bloating, constipation and diarrhea. The researchers found a vegetarian in this group had 30% lower risk of having the disease, compared with those who eat meat, or fish or both.

The authors explained this was because the consumption of meat alters the metabolism of bacteria in the colon, and therefore weaken the colon wall and increase the risk of biventricular disease.

This fact also shows the relationship between eating more fiber and a lower risk of developing the disease.

Patients who consumed more fiber from 25.5g a day for women and more than 26.1g for men, has a 42% lower risk of various diseases than those who only consume less than 14gr of fiber a day.

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