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Eating more fibre increases survival after myocardial infarction

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 30 April 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2971
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1BMJ

People who have had a myocardial infarction (MI) live longer if they increase their intake of dietary fibre, a new study has found.

The researchers, based in Boston, Massachusetts, said that lifestyle advice for survivors of myocardial infarction tended to be overlooked but that this segment of the population was growing, was at higher risk of death than the general population, and was motivated to change its behaviour.

One trial, the Diet and Reinfarction Trial (DART), has looked at fibre in MI survivors. It failed to show an effect and …

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