Dietary Fibre Lowers Risks Of Hypertension & Diabetes


Bhubaneswar: Patients with hypertension and Type 2 diabetes who consumed a high fibre diet witnessed an improvement in their blood pressure.

For the study, the research team from Care Well Heart and Super Specialty Hospital in Amritsar, investigated the relationship between a high fibre diet and its impact on cardiovascular disease risk factors.

Participants on a high fibre diet experienced significant improvement in several cardiovascular risk factors, including a nine per cent reduction in serum cholesterol, 23 per cent reduction in triglycerides, 15 per cent reduction of systolic blood pressure and a 28 per cent reduction of fasting glucose, the study said.

The researchers have opined that high fibre diet is inversely related to cardiovascular risk factors and plays a protective role against cardiovascular disease.

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