Navigation Links
More Dietary Fiber Might Help Thwart Stroke: Study
Date:3/29/2013

By Alan Mozes
HealthDay Reporter

THURSDAY, March 28 (HealthDay News) -- Eating more fiber-rich foods appears to lower stroke risk, according to a new British study.

For every 7-gram bump in daily fiber consumption, an individual's risk for experiencing an initial stroke appears to plummet 7 percent, the investigators concluded after analyzing 20-plus years of research.

"This is important because most people in the U.S. do not eat enough fiber-rich foods," said study co-author Victoria Burley, from the Center for Epidemiology & Biostatistics at the University of Leeds in England.

"Total dietary fiber intake should be 25 to 30 grams a day from food, but on average people in the U.S. are getting only half this amount," Burley said.

Most people would have little trouble increasing overall fiber intake by 7 grams a day, the team concluded. A wide range of everyday foods -- for example, a serving of whole-wheat pasta plus a piece of fruit and a standard serving of tomatoes -- would enable people to reach this goal, the authors said.

The finding builds on prior evidence that has indicated consumption of plant-based dietary fiber -- including fruits, nuts, vegetables and whole grains -- may curb key factors that raise stroke risk, such as high blood pressure and elevated levels of so-called "bad" (LDL) cholesterol.

Strokes occur when a clot blocks a blood vessel to the brain or when a blood vessel bleeds into the brain. Stroke and other brain-based blood vessel diseases are collectively the world's second-leading killer, causing more than 6 million deaths annually and leaving large numbers of people with lasting disability.

"Everything that may be done, however small, to improve prevention is important and could have an impact on many thousands of lives," Burley said. This is particularly true for people already at risk of stroke, such as smokers, obese individuals and those with high bl
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Dietary changes help some children with ADHD
2. Dietary supplements increase cancer risk
3. A Revolutionary Dietary Paradigm: New Cookbook Features A SOS-free (Salt, Oil, Sugar ) Diet That Delivers the Optimal Food Plan for Renewing Health
4. Dietary fiber alters gut bacteria, supports gastrointestinal health
5. A high intake of certain dietary fats associated with lower live birth rates in IVF
6. Nothing Natural About Dietary Supplement DMAA: Study
7. Increased dietary fructose linked to elevated uric acid levels and lower liver energy stores
8. Higher dietary glycemic load linked to worse colon cancer survival
9. Dietary glucose affects the levels of a powerful oncogene in mice
10. Everyday Vitamin Adds Nature Made’s Odor Control Garlic Dietary Supplement to Product Shelves and Online Inventory
11. 68% Fake? Japanese Dietary Products Sold on eBay
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
More Dietary Fiber Might Help Thwart Stroke: Study
(Date:4/16/2014)... SAN ANTONIO, Texas (April 16, 2014) A team ... The University of Texas Health Science Center at San ... the structure of a protein that helps a common ... Candida albicans causes yeast infections, diaper rashes ... pathogen to infect humans. It can also cause a ...
(Date:4/15/2014)... Scientists have solved a decades-old medical mystery and ... to fight invasive fungal infections, which kill about 1.5 million ... mechanism of action of amphotericin, an antifungal drug that has ... though it is nearly as toxic to human cells as ... report of the new findings appears in Nature ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... Henry Ford Hospital reached a medical milestone April ... using a novel way to access the heart. ... the United States performing the unique procedure called ... temporarily connecting major blood vessels. , Northern Michigan ... transcaval procedure on July 3, 2013 when traditional ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... John DeLuca, PhD, and Yael Goverover, PhD, OT, have ... persons with multiple sclerosis (MS) perform everyday life tasks. ... Measure Everyday Life Functional Activity in Multiple Sclerosis" provides ... senior VP of Research & Training at Kessler Foundation. ... is a visiting scientist at Kessler Foundation. She was ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... FRANCISCO, Calif.--True North Therapeutics, Inc., announced today a ... the destruction of human red blood cells exposed ... of autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA). The article entitled ... prevents complement activation induced by cold agglutinin disease ... Blood earlier this month. TNT003 is ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Potent, puzzling and (now less) toxic: Team discovers how antifungal drug works 2Health News:Potent, puzzling and (now less) toxic: Team discovers how antifungal drug works 3Health News:Henry Ford Hospital hits new heart valve surgery milestone 2Health News:Ex vivo efficacy of C1s antibody as Complement inhibitor in cold agglutinin disease 2
... multiple low-energy treatments, combined with a plasma skin regeneration ... appearance, in record healing time. These multiple treatments have ... reduced healing times. ,"Plasma is a unique ... atoms to form an ionized gas," the authors write ...
... 27,000 women adds support to the view that high cholesterol ... even in healthy women with no history of heart disease ... importance of cholesterol levels as a risk factor for stroke, ... are otherwise healthy,” said study author Tobias Kurth, MD, ScD, ...
... over the influence of scantily clad dolls on young minds, ... one important reason for the rise of eating disorders, they ... voiced apprehension regarding the hype created by the media about ... which are known for their hour glass figures and revealing ...
... found evidence that a genetic tendency toward suicide has ... on chromosome 2. The same has been implicated in ... ,“We’re hoping our findings will eventually lead to tests ... suicide,” says Virginia Willour, Ph.D., an assistant professor in ...
... in women years in advance of a medical diagnosis ... ,Epidemiologists at the University at Buffalo in New ... diabetes found in the blood, such as markers of ... are present early on in women who eventually progress ...
... Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, chronic dizziness may be attributed// to ... study investigated 345 men and women who had suffered dizziness ... the age group of 15 to 89. It was found ... kind of anxiety disorders like migraine or a serious brain ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Multiple Low-energy Plasma Skin Treatments Beneficial in Reducing Facial Wrinkles 2Health News:Study Links Attempted Suicide With Genetic Evidence 2Health News:Study Links Attempted Suicide With Genetic Evidence 3Health News:Diabetes Risk Factors Develop Earlier in Women Than Men 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... -- Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: ... Fair Trading (OFT) approval condition to the announced tender offer ... VPHM).   As a result of the waiver, ... Shire expects to complete the tender offer on January 24, ... satisfaction of all of the remaining conditions to the tender ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014 Tegra Medical is very pleased to ... as its new Chief Executive Officer.  Mark was ... in which he has overseen the company,s four facilities ... , and Costa Rica.  Mr. King joined Tegra ... sales, engineering and manufacturing experience in medical device businesses, ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... NEW YORK , Jan. 15, 2014 ... market research report is available in its ... Market & Forecast – Worldwide Analysis ... Insulin Pump Market Analysis ... in the market as insulin delivery systems ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Shire Waives OFT Condition Relating to the Acquisition of ViroPharma Inc. 2Shire Waives OFT Condition Relating to the Acquisition of ViroPharma Inc. 3Tegra Medical Appoints New Chief Executive Officer 2Tegra Medical Appoints New Chief Executive Officer 3Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 2Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 3Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 4Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 5Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 6Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 7Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 8Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 9Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 10Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 11Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 12Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 13Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 14Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 15Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 16Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 17
... accommodate a variety of applications across a ... DestinyPlus is suitable for any laboratory demanding ... a mixed-mode throughput exceeding 95 PT/aPTT/Fibrinogen per ... full range of chromogenics, the AMAX DestinyPlus ...
Non-invasive and continuous tcpCO2 and tcpO2 patient monitoring....
Two separate sensors provide continuous measurement of tcpO2/tcpCO2 and SpO2....
... components that comprise the SmartPill GI ... comprise the SmartPill GI Monitoring System: ... Receiver software and SmartPill MotiliGI software. ... indispensable parts of the SmartPill GI ...
Medicine Products: