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Subject: Re: Eat fiber to help avoid stroke Date: 3/29/2013 12:13 AM
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Interesting study. Like many today, they depend on previous published research. They didn't actually take any data themselves. Eight previous studies were found that compiled some minimum set of data about fiber intake and stroke.

From the Abstract of the actual paper:

http://stroke.ahajournals.org/content/early/2013/03/27/STROK...

. . . Methods—Multiple electronic databases were searched for healthy participant studies reporting fiber intake and incidence of first hemorrhagic or ischemic stroke, published between January 1990 and May 2012.

Results—Eight cohort studies from the United States, northern Europe, Australia, and Japan met inclusion criteria. Total dietary fiber intake was inversely associated with risk of hemorrhagic plus ischemic stroke, with some evidence of heterogeneity between studies (I2; relative risk per 7 g/day, 0.93; 95% confidence interval, 0.88–0.98; I2=59%). Soluble fiber intake, per 4 g/day, was not associated with stroke risk reduction with evidence of low heterogeneity between studies, relative risk 0.94 (95% confidence interval, 0.88–1.01; I2=21%). There were few studies reporting stroke risk in relation to insoluble fiber or fiber from cereals, fruit, or vegetables.


The data suggests that soluble fiber is more important than insoluble fiber. I had to look that up to figure out what foods should be important and what foods only provide insoluble fiber.

http://www.webmd.com/diet/fiber-health-benefits-11/insoluble...

. . .Sources of soluble fiber: oatmeal, oat cereal, lentils, apples, oranges, pears, oat bran, strawberries, nuts, flaxseeds, beans, dried peas, blueberries, psyllium, cucumbers, celery, and carrots. . .

Sources of insoluble fiber: whole wheat, whole grains, wheat bran, corn bran, seeds, nuts, barley, couscous, brown rice, bulgur, zucchini, celery, broccoli, cabbage, onions, tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, green beans, dark leafy vegetables, raisins, grapes, fruit, and root vegetable skins. . .


So it looks like living in the orange grove is a good thing.
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