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Dietary fibre intake and risk of cardiovascular disease: systematic review and meta-analysis

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f6879 (Published 19 December 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6879

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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.

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1. BMJ 2013;347:f6879

Competing interests: No competing interests

14 January 2014
Neeru Gupta
Scientist E
KK JANI
Indian Council of Medical Research
Ansari Nagar, New Delhi-11029.