New Study Links High Fiber Intake to Lower Mortality

March 31, 2011

Kellogg Co. is pointing to a recently published study in the Archives of Internal Medicine that suggests that people who eat a high-fiber diet may live longer than those who fail to get enough dietary fiber each day.

Kellogg Co. is pointing to a recently published study in the Archives of Internal Medicine that suggests that people who eat a high-fiber diet may live longer than those who fail to get enough dietary fiber each day. The study looked at the diets of more than 388,000 adults ages 50 to 71 who participated in a nine-year diet and health study conducted by the National Institutes of Health and AARP.

Through assessing food-frequency questionnaires, the researchers say a link was found between high-fiber diets and a lower risk of death from heart disease, infectious and respiratory illness, and in the case of men, certain cancers. (Cause of death was identified using the NationalDeath Index Plus. )High-fiber intake reduced the risk of dying from these diseases by 24 to 56% in men, and 34 to 59% in women.