Re: Dietary fibre intake and risk of cardiovascular disease: systematic review and meta-analysis
What is the active component in a fibre rich diet? Is it total less quantity of cholestrol and fats in the dietary fibre rich diets or that the fibre binds the fat and cholestrol or refined flour in fast food diets and restricts their absorption? Is it some other active ingredient e.g. antioxidants or vitamins that are available in a fibre-rich diet which causes protection? Or is it the filling effect of insoluble fibre that causes less food to be taken by individuals per meal? Could fast food taken with fibre-rich salads be rendered innocuous? The present article(1) leads to a quest for answers to such questions as these.
1. BMJ 2013;347:f6879
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