Cardiovascular risk lowered by increasing dietary fiber intake.
A meta-analysis of 22 cohort studies mostly in Westernized countries reaffirmed dietary fiber's role in preventing cardiovascular disease. For each 7 grams a day of fiber (read food labels), the risk ratio dropped 0.9 points. Only insoluble fibers fibers contributed to this benefit.
PositiveTip: Consume wheat bran, brown rice, and other whole grains to lower your risk of heart disease.