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High fibre diet may be good alternative to complex weight loss regimen, US study finds

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 19 February 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h965
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

A diet that simply encourages people to eat 30 g or more of fibre a day may be a good alternative to a far more complex weight loss regimen recommended by the American Heart Association (AHA), a US study has shown.

The study included 240 participants with metabolic syndrome whose average age was 52 and whose average body mass index was 35 kg/m2.1 Most (72%) of the participants were women, and 86% had at least a college education.

The participants were randomly assigned to two groups. One group was enrolled in a programme based on the AHA’s dietary recommendations for the management of metabolic syndrome; the second group was enrolled in the high fibre diet plan. …

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